What is Despondency? (Infographic)

Have you heard that Time and Despondency was released into the world yesterday? You can buy it on the Ancient Faith Publishing website or on Amazon. Yesterday, I did a quick reading from the first chapter of Time and Despondency in response to the question “What is Despondency?” Today, I’m following up with an infographic on the same topic.  …

Say hello to _Time and Despondency_! Plus, a free giveaway and schedule of all launch-week shenanigans.

Hi everyone, just a quick note from me to let you all know that the long-awaited moment is here: my book, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life, is now available on Ancient Faith or Amazon (I recommend ordering from Ancient Faith–it helps support the publisher and the author!) To celebrate, I’m hosting a one-week online launch party.…

Top 5 #TemporalTuesdays Quotes of 2017

This year, I made a more concerted effort to keep up with my weekly time-related quote on the Time Eternal Facebook page. I’ve been hashtagging these with #TemporalTuesdays because I always post them on that day of the week. It’s the biggest-littlest thing I’ve done this year to engage with readers and churn up fresh thoughts about the way…

When God Waited for Our Salvation: Timing the Resurrection in St. Athanasius’ _On the Incarnation_

As I mentioned the other day, I’m reading St. Athanasius’ On the Incarnation during this Nativity season. This time around, I’m listening to the treatise on audiobook while going about other tasks. Since I frequently zone out to concentrate on whatever I’m doing–the dishes, the laundry, cleaning the bathroom–I’m listening to it multiple times and letting my mind…

Reading St. Athanasius in Advent

Some people get into the “Christmas spirit”–however hokey that phrase is–by decorating, others by buying gifts or making cutout cookies or visiting or knitting. I dabble in all of the above, but what most ushers me into the unique and solemn joy of these short weeks before Christ’s birth is reading–or rather, rereading. Along with all the other…

“Only then, Work.” Lessons on Work and Life

The most recent episode of Time Eternal talked about seasons of job loss in our lives. Following up on that theme, my friend and fellow Ancient Faith contributor, Nicholas Kotar, recounts an experience a friend of his recently had. It’s one I think many of us can relate to and I asked if we could share it here.…

Show notes for “Falling Upward after Job Loss”

The latest podcast episode is about reading Fr. Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward during a season of job loss in my life. It’s an invitation to think about the meaning of temporal trials and the pivotal role they play in shaping one’s relationship to God and others. Have you ever gone through job loss or unemployment? How did that…

10 Ways the Funeral of a Priest is Different from a Layperson’s

On Friday, I attended the funeral of a much-loved priest in our diocese. It’s not the first such funeral I’ve had the blessing of attending. I say “blessing” because, whatever the tragic circumstances surrounding a priest’s death may be, I find the funeral service for a clergy member–along with the preparations for it–to be among the most moving,…

At the Deathbed of an Exceptional Person

  Before this week, the second-to-last time I saw Fr. C was three or four months ago; he was all smiles, busying himself with small tasks to be done around the Metropolis headquarters. “You’re working too hard for someone who’s supposed to be retired,” I chided him with a grin. “You can’t get rid of me that easily,”…