Sep 15, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
Below is a prayer of Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), Anglican pastor and author of Holy Living and Holy Dying, practical guides to Christian devotion that draw on biblical and patristic sources. One of my favorite quotes of his: The job of a pastor is to prepare people for a good death.
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Sep 10, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
1. Christianity is a way of seeing.
2. Great writing helps us to see clearly what we have always felt vaguely.
3. Beauty evokes the exquisite ache of nostalgia for God.
4. Contemplative spirituality is simply living wide awake.
5. The contemporary church is hobbled in its mission to the ... [More]
Sep 08, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
Thou hidden love of God, whose height,whose depth unfathomed no man knows,I see from afar thy beauteous light,and only sigh for thy repose;my heart is pained, nor can it beat rest, till it finds rest in thee.Thy secret voice invites me stillthe sweetness of thy yoke to prove;and fain I would; ... [More]
Sep 04, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
After a stirring Convocation the new academic year is officially off and running. Next week's Spiritual Life Conference will help ensure that we are "running" in the right direction and will not end the semester "running on empty."
Our guest speaker for the two days will be Rev. Ian Cron who ... [More]
Sep 02, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
Blessed are you, O God,the One whom we seek together,the Life which is part of us all,the Truth and the mark of mystery,the Love and the Joy that makes us whole.Blessed are you, O God:Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:Blessed be God for ever!
Crossing overInto the unknown,Crossing ... [More]