A Sermon delivered to Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Palmetto Bay, Florida. Date: May 26, 2019. Author Note: Someone once told me that a good sermon makes three points through story, definition, and the motivation to be moved by the Spirit using Scripture as a base. I am going to make my first attempt today. … Continue reading Jesus and the 5 Love Languages
What is habitus? A concise definition using Bourdieu’s own terminology “is a property of actors (whether individuals, groups or institutions) that comprises a structured and structuring structure” (Maton 2014, 50). In other words, one’s past and present, such as family experience, can be a structured system within which habitus operates in a structuring manner to … Continue reading Discovery of Habitus in the Holiday
The most beautiful and profound emotion that we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us … Continue reading Never Forget the Rich Young Man: The Liminality of Religious Faith Among Young People
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.2 And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the … Continue reading A Reflection on Matthew 13 (The Sower)
Love is the active concern for the life and growth of that which we love. [i]Eric Fromm, The Art of Loving Did I understand love before I knew you? Love, I don't believe I fully understood it until I saw you. In fact, I know I didn't. I couldn't fully see it in all its … Continue reading For Ava. Thoughts on Parental Love, Liminality, and God.