One of the Church’s missionary saints: Ninian

Ninian, a Briton of the 4th or 5th century who studied in Rome, is a prime example of missionary fervor, Catholic identity, and internationalism among the early British and English churches.

Julian for the whole of our lives

The most wonderful thing about Julian, as a mystic, theological friend, and spiritual companion, is that she does more than just tell us about God. She actually shares with us her own incomplete, decades-long process of coming to terms with her experience of a God of love who is actually at work, in all things, in each moment.

John and Peter, patterns of holy life

Jesus’ words in the Gospel today reveal how Peter and John would die, but also how the disciples provided patterns for two different states of life: the active and contemplative.

Saints be praised!

God has chosen to speak in our church by way of Robert’s Rules of Order. I give you two snapshots today of how the apostle Robert has been speaking in the church.

Giving is a holy madness

In terms of stimulating pleasure, charitable giving is neurologically on par with eating fudge or getting laid.