Flip-Flop Season

At the end of the movie Sixth Sense, we learn [spoiler alert!] that Bruce Willis’s character, a psychologist who works with a boy who sees ghosts, is himself a ghost. If you’ve seen the movie, you may remember feeling disoriented at this revelation. Everything you thought you knew, you had to flip over, retrace, rethink. … read more

Advent Meditations: Saturday, December 8

Psalm 20, 21:1–7, 110: 1–5, 116, 117  •  Isaiah 4:2–6  •  Luke 21:5–19 I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. … They will put some of you to death. … But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you […]

The Matter of Words

Friends: Words matter. They “matter” in that they make a difference. They signify. They have force and energy. They also “matter” in that they are incarnational: They give substance to what was previously insubstantial. They give form to what was previously formless. They usher realities into the world. Including, but not limited to, […]

Making the Unseen Seen, in Hope

A binky balanced on a retaining wall.  A mitten fastened to a fence post.  A hairband hooked on a cedar branch. These are just a few of the many stray objects I’ve spotted over the years on walks or jogs in Austin, Texas — along Shoal Creek Boulevard, around Lady Bird Lake, in the Wild […]