I really don’t want to do this, but for the sake of my sanity, I’m taking a break from the Liturgical Look Forward series. Two main factors are driving this. The bigger reason is life changes. As some of you know, I recently changed jobs. After a decade in the
Following on the heels of the previous post that introduces the idea that reading more Bible helps you interpret better, here’s an exploration of how reading the wisdom literature in the Bible can help you pray the psalms better. Wisdom literature is an ancient genre, older than the biblical writings.
One of the big arguments I’m making in Psalming Christ about how the Church Fathers prayed the psalms and what we can learn from them is the basic concept that the single best way to get better at reading Scripture is to read more Scripture. Since I’m also approaching this
I’ve been furiously writing since I’m coming up on a deadline for Psalming Christ. I put up a section on Patreon yesterday for those who support me, but I thought I’d put this up here too, because I need some feedback. I’m tackling a touchy issue—how to address some of
Here is this week’s episode, including a brief discussion of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
The latest section of Psalming Christ is up over on Patreon. I’m demonstrating what a close reading of the text looks like, informed by the methods assumed by Benedict and taught by Cassiodorus. It starts like this… Cassiodorus, Benedict, and the anonymous Master are introducing their monks to a
The latest Liturgical Look Forward is up now for Proper 4!
This is the “Look, ma, no head!” version… The technical tweak to this video is that I have not included any talking head shots. It occurred to me that it didn’t make sense to do a lot of editing work to overlay pictures of a presentation over top of talking