Suspended Above the Earth

Yesterday was Great and Holy Friday. The main service features one of my favorite hymns of the church, as well as one of the shortest: Today, is suspended on a tree, He, who suspended the earth upon the waters. The structure of that sentence is all wrong (difficult to read, difficult to parse), but as …

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Further Thoughts on Shame

In the previous essay  I claimed (following the lead of John Climacus) that we can only be saved by embracing our shame. Living in a family that has a multi-generational issue with alcoholism and the shame that can both cause alcoholism and be a result of it, I recognize this advice might sound rather horrible. …

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