Category Archives: Writing

The Last Supper did not end until Good Friday

The following is an excerpt from my book Everyday Miracles: The Sacraments as Ordinary Means of Grace. The Synoptic Narratives of the “Last Supper.” The word “synoptic” means “seeing together.” We give this name to the first three Gospels–Matthew, Mark, … Continue reading

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We have a winner!

The winner of a copy of Rekindling Advent is: The Cap’n! Congratulations, Cap’n. I’ll be emailing you shortly with details. Remember, you can get copies of Rekindling Advent at the book’s website, at Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and from … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Rekindling Advent

Readers of this blog have a chance to win a free copy of my new book, Rekindling Advent: Rediscovering the Season of Joyful Waiting, published by Doulos Resources. What? You haven’t heard of it yet? Well, here’s your chance to … Continue reading

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Rekindling Advent: Digital Edition now available!

Update: The Digital Edition  of Rekindling Advent is now available! If you use Kindle, Nook, iPad, or pretty much any other reader, you can download a digital edition directly from Doulos Resources. The paperback edition is $9.95 and the Digital … Continue reading

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New Book: Rekindling Advent

Many of you who read this blog probably also follow my posts either on Facebook or Twitter; however, in case you don’t, you may have missed my announcement this week. My new book, Rekindling Advent: Rediscovering the Season of Joyful … Continue reading

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What's wrong with "D"?

I’m not talking about the grade in American schools. Let the record reflect that I am not advocating poor grades in school. I am referring to the letter “d” that comes at the end of many participial adjectives. At least … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns

Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Rewrote the Hymnal by T. David Gordon Reviewed by John Allen T. Bankson I received an advance copy of this book months ago from T. David Gordon.  I am ashamed that I … Continue reading

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