On criticising our political opponents

I think we need to return to the gospel. Jesus is our advocate in the court of opinion that matters most. And he’s the same for our political enemies as well for the most part. I have found that the left and the right can both be legalistic when it comes to what others are … Continue reading On criticising our political opponents

Praying with Saint Basil

The following prayer is attributed to Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great, who lived from 330AD-379AD. It is a prayer of confession, for the ways we've fallen short in our treatment of animals, and of request, for a more God aligned awareness. The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. O God, enlarge … Continue reading Praying with Saint Basil

Transformation as act of confession

"How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart?" (Psalm 13:2)  I love the Psalms for their sheer honesty. Because they lead me into sheer honesty with God. They reassure me, hey, you don't have to have it all together, you don't have to wear a fake … Continue reading Transformation as act of confession