Correlating Writings of Dorothy Day and Thomas Groome: There Will be Faith

Thomas Groome rightfully asserts that “all statistics indicate a significant falling away from the practice of faith” (2011, 7). There are many reasons for this, yet Groome further explains that “all the disenchantment of our age will not obliterate the innate human disposition for the spiritual or religious” (10) and because of this “informing and … Continue reading Correlating Writings of Dorothy Day and Thomas Groome: There Will be Faith

Remaking the Everyday

In short, habitus, the product of history, produces individualand collective practices, and hence history, in accordance with the schemes engendered by history.” [i] Pierre Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice Everyday life is the arena of our work and play, struggles and successes, as well as our joys and disappointments. Everything of value and … Continue reading Remaking the Everyday

Walking in the City: A Reflection on Michel de Certeau

Unlike Rome, New York has never learned the art of growing old by playing on all its pasts. Its present invents itself, from hour to hour, in the act of throwing away its previous accomplishments and challenging the future Michel de Certeau - The Practice of Everyday Life Whenever I walk in a city I … Continue reading Walking in the City: A Reflection on Michel de Certeau

Digital Social Space? Interpreting Digital Action and Behavior for Today’s Churches

Another blast from the past. A paper I presented at the Association of Practical Theology in 2014. I explore the internet as a digital social space. I think my thoughts on the internet and social media have drastically changed (not for the better). However, I still hope that our digital tools can be a force … Continue reading Digital Social Space? Interpreting Digital Action and Behavior for Today’s Churches