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Hospitality, Manners and Grace in George Herbert’s “Love (III)”

From George Herbert, Anglican priest (1593-1633): Love (III) Love bade me welcome, yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning If I lack’d anything. “A guest,” I answer’d, “worthy to be here”; Love said, “You […]

The Merciful Impasse and The Mission

I have greatly enjoyed my copy of Mockingbird’s The Merciful Impasse: The Sermon on the Mount for Those Who’ve Crashed (and Burned), and have been especially taken with the two recordings that deal with Jesus’ clear call to passivity in the face of aggression: we are not to lash out, strike first, or vindicate ourselves in […]

Tenth Avenue North: “Times”

The song “Times” by Tenth Avenue North was played on the Pandora station I was listening to on Saturday. I only caught a moment of it as I hurried around my kitchen preparing for my son’s birthday party: “In times of confusion, chaos and pain/I’m there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame/I’m […]