Parable of the talents

Sermon for Bradford Consultation: 19 November 2014 I was asked to preach on Luke 19.11-28 during the Eucharist at the end of the Consultation. Here are my notes. The nice thing about parables is that there is no one meaning. I offer you 3 interpretations. Parables with dire warnings are not threats from God. It … Continue reading Parable of the talents

Simply to see

Suddenly everything comes together. I know why I am here. I know the purpose of human life. There are moments when we – and I – manipulate, destroy, create, cure. But our true place in all this is so simple. To notice. To appreciate. That's all. Dyckman, Garvin & Liebert, The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed, p.86 … Continue reading Simply to see

Adding to the Anxiety

Be not anxious! Earthly possessions dazzle our eyes and delude us into thinking that they can provide security and freedom from anxiety. Yet all the time they are the very source of all anxiety. If our hearts are set on them, our reward is an anxiety whose burden is intolerable… When we seek for security … Continue reading Adding to the Anxiety

The Age of Feuillton

"The beginnings of the intellectual movement whose fruits are, among many others, the establishment of the Order and the Glass Bead Game itself, may be traced back to a period which Plinius Ziegenhalss, the historian of literature, designated as the Age of the Feuilleton, by which name it has been known ever since. Such tags … Continue reading The Age of Feuillton