Month: April 2016


time


My English black lab is named “Kai.” The name comes from “kairos” which is a Greek term for “the time in which God lives.” There are two kinds of time in theological terms. One kind of time is chronos time – chronos – like chronology – the clicking of seconds...

Easter Reversals


There is a funny irony here.  The disciples have gone back to fishing, back to what they were called from by Jesus and all night they fail.  The language of the bible is staccato – telling it like a transcript. Peter is impulsive and says he is going fishing and...

off line


Charles is off line and will return from Cathedral Ridge Friday.  The Daily Sip will resume Monday.

Chapter One of a Rule of Life


  Anthony of Egypt - the first monastic - Egg tempera on wood, Mount Athos, 2001, LaFond Private Collection Chapter One - Living Life by a Rule Life can be so overwhelming.  Why in the world would we make it even more complex by adding a Rule of Life?  It...

discernment – a chapter of a rule of life


  Descretio: Discernment and Discretion Jesus asks me if I am a Christian or if I am Christianish.  To be a Christian is to follow Jesus and to use Jesus’ life as a model for mine. Sometimes I find this really annoying because I often just want to go off...

Tenemos


Blackwater Bluff Farm and Pottery, New Hampshire “Tenemos” is a Greek word originally referring to the cultivated land that wrapped around the temple – a set-aside bit of holy garden one had to cross to enter the temple. Tenemos was like the moat that wraps around a castle. Our senses,...