Monthly Archives: January 2015

8 posts

Daniel Amos – Stone Away

Rediscovering a song that has rolled around in my head for two decades without my really paying attention to the lyrics. For that, Terry, I am sorry. Terry Scott Taylor is one of the most talented musicians and songwriters out there. So to know that an artist has put so much thought and clearly prayer and anguish into his work and to just let it wash over… Well, let’s just say I have always appreciated […]

Toppled Cross

More Brunner on the Resurrection

You know when you find something great, like Dickey’s BBQ, and you think “how could I have gone so long without this?” I am feeling this way about Brunner. A great thanks to Charles Miller for introducing me and to Jim for adding to my reading list. Now, on to the resurrection and history. Thus here—and here alone—the situation is that an event which is relatively unique in the sense of secular history is apprehended […]

Third Annual Mack Brady Clinic

The Third Annual Mack Brady Clinic is in the books and it was a wonderful evening. Eighty-nine children 12 and under took part, the Penn State Men’s team and coaches made it possible, and the parents, of course, who are always there for their kids. Thank you all! Please head over to Mack’s site for the complete gallery, but this little fellow melted my heart. He told us he wants to “be a goalie like […]

11 Years Old

There he is, running, excited about the end of a game, his gloves almost twice as big as his hands, shirt blowing so that you can see just how skinny he is, his hair sticking up in the back, and a smile breaking across his face as he runs to his friends. A bit gawky, sassy, and so much, so very much fun. This is Mack. This is how he was and how we remember him. It is […]

Chesterton on the main characteristic of the Hebrew Bible

I am a great admirer of GK Chesterton, from his Father Brown mysteries (the new BBC series does little justice) to his theological ramblings. His output is prodigious and thus uneven, but always entertaining and enlightening. I have been reading his introduction to Job and found these comments thought provoking. The central idea of the great part of the Old Testament may be called the idea of the loneliness of God. God is not the only […]

Emil Brunner on “instantaneous” resurrection

I wrote years ago on a personal theory about “when” resurrection occurs in “’Soul Sleep’ or Immediate Resurrection?” Over the years it has, for obvious reasons, become a subject I have thought about often, but until this week no one had pointed out other scholars with similar views. I never thought I was original in my thinking, nor particularly articulate. This week Charles Miller commented on that previous post and shared this quote from Emil Brunner’s The Eternal Hope. […]

Dig Here Said the Angel, by Daniel Amos

“We’ll All Know Soon Enough”

I have written about and shared this album before (hard to believe almost 2 years ago now), but I have been listening to it while traveling this week. Just an incredible reflection on mortality and faith. This song is particularly powerful, if perhaps cryptic. We’ll All Know Soon Enough from the album “Dig Here Said the Angel” Music by Daniel Amos, Words by T.S. Taylor ©2013 Shape of Air Music We were anxious for our […]

Death, In a Conversational Tone

[pullquote]I try very hard not to be like some bad Saturday Night Live sketch where all I mention is death; sort of a theodical Debby Downer.[/pullquote]This, I think, will be the title of the book I someday hope to write, compiled of all my reflections since Mack’s death. Yesterday marked the two year anniversary and we were so grateful for the many, many friends and family who sent us gracious notes, came by our (now) annual open […]