Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Birth of Christmas – Part 2

Music is perhaps the most universal acknowledgement of the transcendent. Every culture in known history has had song and dance as a part of their ceremonies and rituals and celebrations; every person I know has been moved by music at … Continue reading

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The Birth of Christmas – Part 1

Tonight I went with four of my closest friends to see a movie. It wasn’t a Christmas movie. There were no bells or sleighs or holiday feasts. But there was laughter. We saw Anchorman 2, and my sides are still … Continue reading

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The Death of Montages (and the Birth of Perseverance)

I just got finished watching Cinderella Man, which is a movie I really enjoy even though I think it represents everything that is wrong with our culture (that’s a topic for another post). I had a little chuckle midway through … Continue reading

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The Death of Tidiness

If you’ve been listening to Time Magazine’s Man of the Year lately, you might be struck by an odd thing he keeps saying. He wants a messy Church. To wit: Pope Francis says in his papal exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, “I … Continue reading

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The Birth of Advent

He is coming. My baby boy is going to be born next month. I’m not sure when the realization first hit me. Advent is, after all, a waiting for the birth of a baby boy, a first-born son. And that’s … Continue reading

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