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A Tumble, a Gash, and the Jesus Prayer

As many of my readers already know, I took a bad tumble on Saturday, crashed my head on a table, and ended up in the emergency room. End result: 15 stitches in the forehead and torn tendons in my right … Continue reading

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Where is the Church?

I generally do not comment on ecclesiology on social media. I believe that the Orthodox Church is the historic and eschatological Church of Jesus Christ in fullness of truth, beauty, life; but I also see beyond her bounds divided and … Continue reading

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Sometimes blogging can be a blessing

Every once and a while someone will write me privately to thank me for blogging, particularly on the subject of the Greater Hope. A few days ago, a young man named John left the following comment on Eclectic Orthodoxy’s Facebook … Continue reading

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I blog–therefore I am?

Folks may have noticed that I have been blogging less over the past year than in previous years. The change is easy to explain. I have been reading challenging material (like Aquinas and Bonaventure) that really is beyond my training, … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 41/42

This morning my wife and I prayed Psalm 41/42 as part of our morning office. We use A Psalter for Prayer, which I’m told is based on the old Coverdale translation, though tweaked in light of the Septuagint. After morning prayer … Continue reading

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Memories of a Page

I was appointed a page for the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Jamie Whitten, whose head secretary, Ann Watson, lived a few doors down from us in Arlington and was one of my mother’s best friends. I drove to … Continue reading

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Photobucket changes policy

I have been hosting my blog images on Photobucket since I first started blogging 13 or 14 years ago. It has always allowed, without charge, what is called “third-party hosted images.” But they have now changed their policy. They have … Continue reading

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