Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oh the Confusion of the Christian Calendars!

Perhaps one of the most confusing things in Christianity is the Christian Calendar. Throughout the three confessions or “branches” of the Faith: Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism — two, well to be more correct, two and a half different calendars … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wonder of wonders

Wonder of wonders, the human face, though small in size and amid the same qualities for each, is unrepeated in its countenance. Billions, and billions, the same in structure: each with eyes, each with ears and a nose, a mouth, … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment

To Marvel a Masterpiece

Imagine gazing at a beautiful painting — a huge mural overwhelming in size, amazingly intricate and full of vivid color, with dynamic patterns that unite to present a seamless message, a seamless impression, from six inches off the wall. There … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment

In Memory of Him or Her

From green, to yellow, to orange then red, Autumn transforms what rests on the sky. From ordinary to extraordinary with time they become, through pain of inner change. They shine about to all their truth… nothing other than that which … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | 1 Comment

The Varying Strands of Christian Ecclesiology

I find it kind of interesting — the complete spectrum of understanding and consciousness from Catholic Christianity (both Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism), to Traditional Protestantism (ex: Lutheranism, Anglicanism), to Evangelical Protestantism (ex: community churches, non-denominaltionalism). Volumes of books could be … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment

the pain of my political confliction

As noted before, I’ve been far more interested in the political scene as of late. In the not so distant past, political conversation had much the same effect on me as, say, garlic and a crucifix would have on… well, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Faith without…

“Faith without love is not true faith, but mere cerebral gameplaying.  A true confession of faith can only come from a heart touched by the love of God and united in that love to our brethren.  Thus only after exchanging … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Science and Religion: Perhaps not as far apart as we thought

It’s relatively commonplace in the dialog of concerning Religion and Science, to see them as opposing to one another — as somehow contradictory. And while I by no means believe this to be true, today I found myself hit with a particular … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Father Tom on the Holy Scriptures

I have attempted in a very superficial way, mostly within the context of my lunch-break at work, to write about the Holy Scriptures, (aka) the Bible, and the appropriate context in which I believe they, it, are to be understood … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Faith and Politics: The Story of Ryan David

My relationship with politics can be likened to, well, The Young and the Restless. The two of us (politics and I) have had moments of great passion, times of tension, ultimately a bitter divorce, and to thicken the drama, a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment