Month: March 2018


Easter’s kiss


This icon of the harrowing of Hell is one of two main icons in the Easter Tradition.  Liturgically it happens Saturday night but theologically it happens on Easter and beyond…every day…every moment. A friend on Mount Athos wrote it while I was hiking there on my second visit to the...

tea bowls, heavens and hells


  When I sat at my potter’s wheel, and the wheel began to spin, I found myself making tea bowls.  I had no need of them, though some of the great Japanese tea bowls had been on my mind like small children tugging at my clothes… “make us, make us,...

Karma


Being kind feels important to me these days.  My dog and my horse are kind to me.  Karma has many definitions and is generally associated with Buddhism, however I wonder about the great value it could provide to our Christian conversation. It is true that when we ask for forgiveness,...