Granola Robots

…we are supposed to act with great deference to natural rhythms and patterns when it comes to nature “out there,” but extend—by government fiat, if necessary—the greatest possible technological control over human reproductive rhythms and patterns. We should learn to live with and in nature out there, but conquer nature … READ MORE ›

The God in the Bread: A Sermon for Lammas

The following is a repost from last year of the sermon I gave on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Happy Lammas! In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Today, let’s spend some time thinking about bread. I don’t think we … READ MORE ›

The Church is Not the Building

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Jordanville, New York

I hate it when people say that. Yes, there is a certain truth to the statement The Church is not the building. But it is usually said in the context of talking about buildings, and so what is meant by it is not really a counter of an obviously ridiculous … READ MORE ›

Deepwater Horizon, revisit

To mark the one year anniversary of the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, I thought I would post the link to my June 17, 2010, post: Deepwater Horizon: Why Evangelical theology is helpless in the face of a catastrophic oil spill.

Thin Places (The Transfiguration of Place, Part IV)

The following is Part IV of a talk I gave on April 2nd at the St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschooling Conference at the Antiochian Village. The full talk is entitled “The Transfiguration of Place: An Orthodox Christian Vision of Localism.” Read Part I, Part II and Part III. There are six … READ MORE ›