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
Here’s the delayed Liturgical Look Forward… I’m still figuring out the production schedules for these while juggling everything else.
This is the second part of the discussion raised in the previous post… Here’s the problem: because there is a disconnect in the questions being asked, there’s going to be a disconnect in the answers that will be received. Modern communities of faith and people of faith are asking something
There is a piece from Newsweek on the accuracy of Scripture that is making the rounds. I’ll not link to it here because it needs a bit of prefacing. It’s quite inaccurate. As I commented on a Facebook link to it, “I find this a very biased article full of
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
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
I’m jumping around quite a bit in the Cassiodorus books as I write them… This is a section of what I believe is going to be Chapter 3. Basically, in Chapter 3, I’m going to be diving directly into Cassiodorus’s great Psalm commentary and discussing what he thought a commentary
For whatever reason, my wife and I were discussing lectionary-based podcasts over the weekend. Naturally, my St Bede Psalmcast is a podcast connected to the Revised Common Lectionary, but clearly isn’t an exposition of the readings in any sort of depth; I touch on the “main” readings only so far as