Platted and Woven: On Human Sexuality

Human reproduction, when considered in its social context, is expressive of beauty and purpose. Though human history and the human family is marred by division, sorrow, and every form of violence, this beauty and purpose yet remains, albeit obscured and deeply marred. Further, in God’s grace, this beauty and purpose is redeemed and directed unto a new and greater perfection. Not every … Continue reading Platted and Woven: On Human Sexuality

In Hope of Very Wonderful Things, An Easter Reflection

I would like to briefly juxtapose one story with another, the story of The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit with the story of the Resurrection in the Gospels. At the end of Nesbit’s The Railway Children, an old gentlemen comes to visit the family at Three-Chimney’s. He believes there is reason to hope that their father who has been unjustly … Continue reading In Hope of Very Wonderful Things, An Easter Reflection

A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part II of III

This post continues an exploration of vocation. In part I, work (or career) was distinguished from our universal vocation to personhood. Yet, personhood, our primary vocation, is not realized in abstraction. In accord with its nature, personhood exists and develops in a social context. One such context is work. Work is an arena in and … Continue reading A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part II of III

A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part I of III

Day Laborers by Steve Houston. The riots in Baltimore are about race, equality, and economics, but ultimately, the problem goes deeper than civil or social reform. There is a crisis of hope, and the human person can only truly flourish in the context of hope. While civil and social reform aim at the protection of human dignity, such … Continue reading A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part I of III