I really need to stop calling these things Friday photos - that's the goal but life doesn't always schedule itself neatly. This week I got all touch-feely, gravitating towards the texture of things. I love the amazing array of tactile wonders before us every day in these images.
You've probably heard the stories of Jesus showing up in a pancake. Because its obviously a family trait, his mother Mary has also been spotted in similar guise. These spiritual sightings are not limited to any one food group because there's been sightings of Mother Teresa in the famous but disputed "nun bun" or the grilled cheese… Continue reading Friday photos – “like these pancakes young one you will.”
You know the new atheists - Dawkins, Hitchins, Harris, Dennett, Stenger. All have published a number of books posing challenges to the Christian faith (and religion in general). I think they're important and needed reading - too often my Christian tribe can spout off without having taken the time to listen well and sympathetically to… Continue reading New atheists, old questions.
Growing in recognition, nominated for two Grammys (and playing at the Grammys with Bob Dylan and the Avett Brothers - come on, that will be the high point of the whole night!), let me add my voice to the growing chorus and profess my great affection for the music of Mumford and Sons. Oh my,… Continue reading har har har har
There is something about mountains that lures me to endlessly photograph, ski (which I did yesterday), hike, explore or simply be in them. Their sheer size dwarfs, generating in me an appropriate sense of my smallness. I love the wildness of mountainscapes, the sheer indifference of a mountain to me and my safety. Getting out… Continue reading Friday photos
There's an intriguing new book out by professor Sherry Turkle called Alone Together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other. She's exploring how use of technology shapes our relationships, wondering what will be the impact of importing "the technologies of efficiency into our intimacies." My take is that she's not real… Continue reading Technologies and intimacies
I headed west into the mountains, hoping to do some skiing today; however the mountains were socked in and Canmore had snow covered roads already so decided to turn back. Heading back home a little disappointed, I caught a glimpse of one of those enduring scenes of Canadian beauty in my rear view mirror: gold-brown… Continue reading Friday photos
Anyone else getting more and more uncomfortable with the word "spirituality"? It's not that I don't like the word but the way its used is so frothy. It's become a nothing word, a cagey term you can make to mean almost anything you want. And it tends to encourage the sacred/secular divide, somehow supporting the… Continue reading Redeeming spirituality?