book review: where god hides holiness

I have been a longtime fan of the blog Dirty Sexy Ministry, written by American Episcopal priests Laurie Brock and Mary Koppel. I couldn’t help but like it simply because of its name, but I was quickly hooked by both the rawness and sass of Laurie and Mary’s writing. They courageously name hurt and betrayal…

godly play

When I first encountered Godly Play, I was working on my MSc dissertation in Scottish Ethnology. The overall course looked at how communities expressed (and, to a greatly diminished extent, continue to express) their identity through the stories they tell, the songs they sing and the names they give to the places around them. My…

grace descending

The other day a friend posted on Facebook this YouTube video of Björk interviewing Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. It's a beautiful interview, and I highly recommend it. http://youtu.be/2pDjT1UNT3s It was about ten years ago that I was introduced to Arvo Pärt’s music, and I have been captivated ever since. What Pärt says about needing space for…