During this time of year, with Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Finals, and all the other busyness that comes along with the holidays, I try to slow down and do something that makes me stop running, take a deep breath, and slow down at least for a few minutes each day. This year, I am trying to … Continue reading Proclaim Christ, present and active
A few days ago, my wife and I were watching Lady Bird. This film is a 2017 coming-of-age film set in a Catholic high school in Sacramento, California. It's a good film, if a bit painfully awkward for those of us who were in high school in 2002, and it's also rated "R" so it's not … Continue reading Love or Attention?
The reign of God has begun. The revolution has begun. God is at work in our world, through those who have grasped the vision. You and I are part of it. We are called to live its values and to invite others to do so as well. -Br. David Vryhof, SSJE I have said on … Continue reading The Revolution Has Begun
Dear friends and kindred in Christ Jesus our Lord: On September 28th, 2019, St. Augustine’s Chapel celebrated 60 years of ministry to the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Kentucky. First, we must thank God for calling us to serve at UK and in the wider Lexington communities, and for strengthening us to … Continue reading $60 for 60 Campaign
One of the greatest joys of campus ministry is hearing all the amazing things our alums are up to. In honor of the Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) opening their 2020-2021 service year applications, I asked one of our alumni who is currently serving at one of their sites to give us an update. ESC is … Continue reading Alumni Update: Isabel
Good afternoon friends, I'm going out of town for a funeral over night, and as such, I have not been able to write my usual reflection. I hope you'll forgive me for not boring you to tears with some theological rambling this week, but I did want to give you something to read. Here are … Continue reading Poems for a rainy day
On Sunday, the Gospel reading is Luke 18.9-14. In this parable, two folks are praying at the Temple. One gives thanks that they are not like other people, better than them in fact, and the other merely prays for forgiveness. Jesus says that the one who prays for forgiveness is the one who goes "down … Continue reading Arrogance, not works-righteousness
Most Wednesday mornings, I go down to a local coffee shop called Coffea. I've been hanging out there since it opened. I've even worked there... twice. Now, I just go down there with a sign that offers a cup of coffee and conversation to anyone who needs it. I don't get a lot of takers … Continue reading In whom we live and move…
This past Sunday, the student group did a spiritual inventory to take stock of where we are in our spiritual life, where we'd like to go, and how we're going to get there. In the spring, we will revisit our old inventory and see how far we've come. I would extend an invitation to you, … Continue reading Spiritual Inventory
What a set of readings we have this Sunday! I love being part of a liturgical tradition that has a lectionary, that's the appointed readings for each day and each Sunday. I like having appointed readings because then I don't have to think about what we're going to read at the Chapel, I can prepare … Continue reading How?