The year was 1634. We remember the Japanese martyr, Margaret of Nagasaki. The reading is from Brennan Manning, from his "The Furious Longing For God."
Christian Freedom, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Neighbor
Understanding that I am completely free in Christ allows me to read the injunction to “love my neighbor as myself” as a promise instead of a threat.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
The year was 1965, and Pope Paul VI became the first Pope to travel to the Western Hemisphere. The reading is from Karol Jozef Wojtyla, his “Meditations on the Book of Genesis: at the Threshold of the Sistine Chapel."
Thursday, October 1, 2020
The year was 1567. We remember a few stories filled with court intrigue, suspicion, and murder, as well as Pietro Carnesecchi, a humanist and would-be Reformer. The reading is “The World is not Conclusion” by Emily Dickinson.
Monday, September 28, 2020
The year was 1529. We remember the death of Adolf Clarenbach and Peter Fliesteden. The reading is from Martin Luther's Large Catechism in response to the petition in the Lord's prayer for the forgiveness of sins.
Monsters: Addiction, Hope, Ex-girlfriends, and Other Dangerous Things
This is a story of a historian turning his craft to the story about which he is most afraid: his own. This is a book about fighting the monsters of addiction, severe anxiety, depression, and crippling self-doubt. But more than…