Book Tag I’m not usually into this kind of thing, but it’s about books. So how can I resist? This is from John Barach. Also, I’m going to do this as a speed test. I’m not going to think long and hard about these answers. Consider this a variation on free association or something like…

Shape of the Liturgy: Chapter 1 The following is what I hope becomes a complete summary of Dom Gregory Dix’s magnum opus The Shape of the Liturgy. I want to make it clear at the outset that this report is a “complete summary” in the sense that it completely summarizes whatever I want to remember…

Felicity Elizabeth Sumpter Felicity was born at 7am this morning. 7lbs and 20.5 inches long. She and mom are doing very well. God is very good.

Reformed Liturgical Institute A friend of mine is in the process of starting the Reformed Liturgical Institute. While the work is still in its infancy, the idea is to begin building a website for discussion and resources to later include conferences and the like. The Institute is under the authority of Christ Church in Cary,…

Crunchy Cons Crunchy Cons or what we might call Granola Conservatives looks interesting. From the Amazon.com page, The Publishers Weekly says: What do you call people who vote for Bush but shop at Whole Foods? Crunchy cons. And according to Dreher, an editor at the Dallas Morning News, they’re forming a thriving counterculture within the…

Green Grow the Rushes, O Mark Reagan taught this song to the boys at Atlas this year. Every week beginning around Easter until near the end of the school year, he began his music class with this popular English carol. Similar in concept to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, the song builds a verse at…

Well, my cyber friends, we are down to the final days. My lovely wife is due to give birth to our second child today, tomorrow or Sunday depending on which date you believe. Things are beginning to happen, but we’re not running out the door to the hospital or anything yet. Lots of walking interspersed…

Liturgy and Starbucks Quinn Fox suggests that part of the genius of Starbucks is the refusal to be “seeker sensitive.” A friend gave me this artical, and I found it online here. Enjoy.

The Cross The cross is without question the most prevalent symbol in the Christian Church. Flying high above steeples and domes, it is the banner that proclaims the triumph and victory of Jesus Christ. It adorns our sanctuaries, often holding a place of prominence at the center of our view. It decorates the table of…

A Story I can’t remember where I heard this story or who told it to me. So perhaps it’s simply best to consider this in the same category as legend or lore. Perhaps you may add this tale to your (no doubt) growing collection of stories and legends from New St. Andrews College Mythology. Additionally,…