I have resurrected an old iPod to listen to some podcasts while gardening. A 4th generation iPod Shuffle. Among the podcasts is Fr. Mike Schmitz Catholic podcast. I am first a Christian, then an Anglican...; and so I come to the podcasts with a different way of understanding some important topics and themes. (Professor J.I. … Continue reading Currently listening to: Fr. Mike Schmitz
That presence on your heart, that you don't quite know what to acknowledge for. And when words are insufficient. I am seated at LAX en route to Melbourne in 2 hours. It seems peaceful. I have spent most of the day outdoors to burn energy, so I am less restless on the flight. God is … Continue reading En route to Melbourne
I never much cared for career. I assumed career would come, secondarily. To pursue "interests" (such as beauty, justice, spirituality, and relationships), and then to let the rest take care of itself. When I became a Christian, I understood this to mean pursuing God. I was almost tempted to say, in a moment of defeat, … Continue reading Career
I was asked today, "Why Philadelphia?" I was in NYC until today, with uncertain plans. The short answer is, prayer. Yesterday morning, I prayed about the next step forward. A theological school in Newark, NJ is on my mind and Philadelphia happens to remind me of prayer, above all. When I helped at the school, … Continue reading Why Philly?
I am currently in rural Asturias, and it has been a good opportunity to have a break, and while working (manual labour). Sunrise, is pictured below. And the neighbours cows wandering onto the grass in front of the vegetable patch. An evening walk, And a local cideria/cafe ... On Wednesday, I catch the bus to … Continue reading Rural Asturias
I leave for Spain tomorrow morning. A bus to Manchester, and then a flight to Bilbao. I am most looking forward to the time to plan for the United States. To pray, think and to write. (I have decided to "work stay" for about two weeks in the mountains of Asturias, near Oviedo. I will … Continue reading Asturias
The narrowing of my vocation (mentioned in a recent post), is to write theology, as the main thing. Rather than tutoring, as the main thing. I am planning a commentary on Romans 1:16-17, already. ... And I hope with fruit.
I think I am going to move to Spain, at least until I move to America. The past month has been a whirlwind. With the decision to head to the United States, met with the recognition that it ought to be "practical." And with a focus on vocation (doing what? and how?), and which has … Continue reading To Spain
Edinburgh day 6, was correspondence and a step of faith. The offer to share on the Christian story, and the welcome of hospitality. (I am returning to Leeds for the moment.) ... Edinburgh day 7 was correspondence on vocation, theology and The United States. And, a moment to consider "place", when writing theology. (I happened … Continue reading Edinburgh farewell
Edinburgh day four Day five. Whereas Edinburgh is known for "the" castle, I went to Lauriston Castle, instead. The grounds were peaceful. As in peaceful (and welcoming)