Conversion of the Imagination

Paul puts it this way: “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Richard B. Hays puts it this way: “The conversion of the imagination.” It’s the practice of so steeping ourselves in a narrative, in an understanding of the world, of in an understanding of how the world actually functions, that we see everything […]

Salt of the Earth

“If you salt the water, you won’t taste the salt. But if you don’t, you’ll know something’s not quite right.” Sage advice about pasta water from Mr. Richard, one of my friendly cooking gurus. It’s the same with the bread we baked up today. If we’d salted it, it wouldn’t have been salty bread, it […]

The World in Miniature

The ancients understood something about the world that we, too often, don’t. They understood that the patterns of being and interacting in each sphere of the world were establishing ways of being and interacting that affected the others. When Aristotle wanted to make hay about politics, he started with the most basic political unit: families. […]

Where’s This Manna Coming From?

I imagine that I will continue playing with this manna metaphor (see here and here) for a little bit. It’s really another way of attacking the “Storied Theology” project: a way of articulating the idea that our shared Christian story has defining, definitive moments that determine the shape of our current life, to a certain […]

About that Quote

So it turns out that the quote in a previous post was misattributed. Egads! The following is from Richard Rohr: The last experience of God is frequently the greatest obstacle to the next experience of God I did, however, hear it as part of a series of recordings made at a conference in which Peter […]