UNPLUGGED St. Athanasius was unplugged. Why? Because he was able to withstand the onslaught of plugged in bishops. No brown-nosing from this one. He was close to the ONE even while living in a plugged in imposed dark world.
Being the idealist and the maximalist that I am, I can’t help but look to the Church of the 2nd and 3rd Century. Of course I have no romantic notions that the Church in that era (or any era) was perfect, but it’s funny how dedication increases when the lions are breathing down your neck. […]
Constantine, Fill me in on yourself a bit. Why the name? I saw the movie last week–what were your thoughts? Or are you taking Emperor C’s name?
What will you do? What will you do when THE ONE to whom all hearts are open , all desires known, and to whom no secrets are hid, sees you for who you are? Will you take the cup of living water or will you return to the muddy cisterns of darkness? -Fr. Timothy
The Choir of Saints has discovered the fountain of life and the door to Paradise. May I also find the way through repentance. I am the sheep that is lost: O Savior, call me back and save me.
“Let me be fodder for wild beasts–that is how I can get to God. I am God’s wheat and I am being ground by the teeth of wild beasts to make a pure loaf for THE ONE . I would rather that you fawn on the beasts so that they may be my tomb and […]
The light has come into the world, and men loved darkenss rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly […]
Padwon was concerned about how to unplug the church from the Matrix. Must we become paleo? The answer is a qualified yes. Part of our captivity is due to our inability to see beyond our own cultural (or sub-cultural) shackles. To be paleo is not to be attracted to ‘all things musty and dusty,’ it […]
An even bigger question–is Islam part of the Matrix?
“In him are woven the sky and the earth and all the regions of the air, and in him rest the mind an all the powers of life. Know him as the ONE and leave aside all other worlds. He is the bridge of immortality’ (Mascaro 79). The wise men in the East seek him…Do […]