Rowan Williams is a wonderful writer and a very thoughtful Christian. I highly recommend this essay of his, Silence in the Face of Mystery.
What is mystery? Often people think of mystery as a problem to be solved. When we read a mystery book or watch a mystery on TV, if we are smart, observant, and persistent we can solve the mystery. Christians talk about mystery as something which is ultimately unknowable. God is, of course, the ultimate mystery. […]
Today is Good Friday, the day Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus. It is, and rightfully so, a tough day theologically speaking. It’s not a pleasant story we tell today. My annual Good Friday question is always, “why?” Why, of all the possible ways for God to set the world right, to defeat sin and […]
And now for something completely different…. Thanks to the people at Middle Zone Musings and the Higher Calling for the idea. What I learned from animals, I learned from looking into their eyes. Look into the eyes of an animal and someone looks back. If you grew up with animals you might take this for granted. […]