Category: Scripture

Latest PC section up on Patreon

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

Tu Es Petrus

With yesterday’s feast of the Confession of St. Peter and the Gospel reading appointed for it (Matthew 16:13-19), I’m reminded of one of my pet peeves on the interpretation of said passage. Correcting this interpretation seems particularly appropriate at the given moment. Here’s what Jesus says in part: “And I

On Going Forward

I’m going to briefly interrupt the Tour de Cassiodorus to share some thoughts that have been rattling around in my head since the election. I start with words from quite possibly my favorite (brown-skinned, Jewish) woman leader of all time: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices