Liturgy closes the distance between our own time and the events of salvation history, and our identification with those events is an essential part of how this takes place.
Beauty cannot be suppressed, even by the Church, and Infinite Beauty, who is our living God, really will save the world.
The diagnosis came like a bolt from the blue. As a priest, I have regularly been near death and dying, but I found myself unprepared for the inevitable in my case.
Sermon preached at the enthronement of Bishop Sumner at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Dallas, 15 November 2015.
What do The Originals, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Infinity Blade have in common? Gregory of Nyssa, apparently.
Tara Owens’s book Embracing the Body has reminded me of how essential the physical dimension of worship is.