I thought of how the landscape is an icon of our predicament. The insularity of humanity, the impermeable boundaries of our selfhoods, of our discourses and desires; it is all a great conspiracy of alienation.
From time to time, upon surveying our culture, I’m inclined to see the specter of barbarians at the gates. Wonder is a powerful antidote to such a temptation.
Nathan Jennings: This summer I have been meditating on God’s creation as a way to praise God and work on making my prayer life a bit more concrete.
The narrow world of public discourse in the United States has recently been consumed by the spectacle of Bruce Jenner purporting to turn himself into a woman.
A theology of Creation is absolutely critical for understanding a number of disputed doctrinal issues.
Rogation reminds us that these places that grab hold of our deep affections need to be baptized and to become, if only for those who live there, a little Eden where God still enjoys strolling in the cool of the evening.
The liturgy is a ritual enactment of the Last Day, a corporate enactment of our collective hope. But it also mirrors the beginning of days.