Easter Worship

For this year’s Easter post, I thought I’d share an abbreviated version of what we do at my church. We’re a tiny congregation, which affords us the luxury of some habits which would be more difficult in larger congregations. On holidays, particularly Easter and Christmas, our worship service involves Scripture readings by members of theContinue reading “Easter Worship”

Thank God for the Irish!

Greetings and well met, friends. Perhaps you remember my review of The Secret of Kells (2009) some time ago, and how much I liked that movie about the beautiful illustrated Bible that “turns darkness into light.” It’s a beautiful movie in many ways, not least because its art is a simple joy to behold. However,Continue reading “Thank God for the Irish!”

Book Meme 2012 Week 10: Books for the Post-Apocalypse

Alas, ’tis upon me! Obscenely late, but here nonetheless — the end of the 2012 Book Meme! ‘Twas scheduled for but ten weeks…but it never specified which ten! I just…spread them a bit apart, is all. Nonetheless, I bring my participation here to a close. May next year’s Meme be as fruitful, but more timely!Continue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 10: Books for the Post-Apocalypse”

Book Review: “The Habitation of the Blessed” by Catherynne Valente

Title: A Dirge for Prester John: Volume One: The Habitation of the Blessed Series: The second and final volume, The Folded World, has just been released. Author: Catherynne M. Valente Pages: 269 Published: 2010 Spoiler-free Synopsis: Four stories intertwined are told. The first is of Brother Hiob, who in 1699 travels to India searching forContinue reading “Book Review: “The Habitation of the Blessed” by Catherynne Valente”

Chesterton’s “Chord of Colour”

Ah, Chesterton, witty Christian sage! Here he expounds again on his favorite subject: how the unspiritual man blinds himself to the magnificent glories of God’s creation. In this poem, we appear to have a narrator utterly besotted with his Lady fair; and yet not so besotted as to worship her at the exclusion of theContinue reading “Chesterton’s “Chord of Colour””

Book Meme Day 7: An Underrated Book

I’ve been pondering the distinction between an underrated book and an overlooked book. The latter merely means that fewer people have read it than you think should have, and it is possible that the few who have read it all think it great. But the former is the opposite, meaning that many or most ofContinue reading “Book Meme Day 7: An Underrated Book”