God of Small Wounds
I pray our God is a God who cares for our small wounds as much as for our large ones.
It Takes Courage to Make Meaning
The most difficult thing to convince most students in a typical high school English class is that things mean things. I’m referring to the realm of metaphor, symbol, and other forms of figurative language. For example, when an author describes storm clouds are on the horizon, they don’t just mean the character should pack an umbrella. Something bad is about to happen. This level of meaning applies to all art, from the canonical texts teachers cram into students’ ears to the s
When Words Speak Louder than Actions
Actions speak louder than words. I’ve always hated that expression. I’m a writer, after all. My words are my actions. My actions are my words. I understand the point, of course. Generally, talking about something is easier than doing it. Talk, as they say, is cheap. But as I listened to the medley of this Sunday’s Lessons and Carols, I heard a lot of talking, not from the community, but from scripture: God speaks the cosmos into existence. One angel brings messages for Mary a