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Dazzle Gradually opening remarks January 31st, 2014

These were my opening remarks at our Arts Forum, Dazzle Gradually: The allure of Poetic Truth-Bearing, on January 31st through February 1st, 2014. The video at the end is a short summary of what happened. Tell all the truth but tell it slant, Success in circuit lies,...

Gospel Neighboring Podcast

We have really benefited from being a part of a close community here in Rock Hill. The mission statement for our church is "Pursuing the Good, True, and Beautiful of Jesus for the flourishing of Rock Hill". Last night in a membership class we talked about that mission...

1 year…

Reflection   The passion of a lover's embrace, brush of lips, tingling skin.   The flash of light after a punch in the nose, iron in the throat.   A coat draped over shoulders on a cold day, a burst of warmth.   The quenched sigh after a thirsty glass of water, a...

Where we now work…

I thought it would be cool to send you all a series of photos to give you an idea of where we now work. Our environment is wonderfully unique and visually beautiful. We are looking forward to connecting with people, instigating events, and seeing people have a chance...

A reflection on 6 years in Orlando

“You know this was our first house together?” I was standing on the stairs carrying one of the last of our items down to the moving truck when Sarah said this to me. Today, we are three days shy of our sixth anniversary - when I moved in to Sarah’s two story...

The first one without…

Today is Father’s Day. The first one I will spend without my earthly father. No call today to hear that deep solemn yet cheerful voice and to find out the latest ins and outs of his life. Instead I will call my mother, brother, and sister and remember. Earlier this...

Happy Birthday, Billy!

I first became aware of Mr. Collins' work from an NYU student I worked with named Daniel. I brought my love of Billy Collins' work with me into my marriage, and Sarah and I have enjoyed his turn of a phrase ever since. Today is Billy Collins' birthday. Happy Birthday,...

Some passages found…

I have of late been trying to be more consistent with a reflection and writing time in the mornings. I start with a theological book - at the moment Malcolm Guite's "Faith, Hope and Poetry". Then maybe some poetry - Wendell Berry's "Collected Poems" - a friend...