It's hard not to be in awe of the remarkable changes taking place across our world. Every day we seem to encounter new and exciting changes across science, technology, and society. What's new today is old tomorrow, and global movements---from finance to culture---immerse us in a dizzying array of both uncertainty and excitement. There's little … Continue reading From Liquid to Liminality: Bauman and the Liquid World
John the Baptist, as the forerunner of Christ, is known as the “bridge prophet” for crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord make his paths straight.” But what may we learn from him as liminal figure for today (one who was on the margins or at the threshold of a greater … Continue reading Borderlands of the Bridge Prophet: A Reflection on John the Baptist as a Liminal Figure
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)
Introduction “Why the hell are you moving here?” This is the first question I received upon arriving in the small Louisiana Delta town of Lake Providence in the fall of 2016. I was checking into one of the town’s two motels, and the clerk behind the counter was confounded when I told her I was … Continue reading Liberation on the Margins
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.