Mack

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Why I am disappointed in Doctor Who

WARNING: Do not read if (1) you do not like/have no interest in Doctor Who or (2) have not seen the latest episode, “The Day of the Doctor.”(Unless you don’t mind spoilers, if so, feel free to read on.) [pullquote]It is entirely too easy to put time in a bottle and say, “Everyone lived happily ever after!”[/pullquote]I have been a Doctor Who fan for decades. I do not write about it as often as my […]

Neither death nor life will separate us…

From God or those who love him. This powerful and moving picture is from 1888 Holland. via Retronaut. Rom. 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Tears and Cheers

This past weekend was an emotional one for us. Of course every day is pretty emotional now, but Saturday and Sunday was on the very good end of that emotion. Mack’s elementary school dedicated a climbing “teepee” in his memory. Please read my wife’s post about the event and the words of an artist who game us a beautiful pencil drawing of Mack. Then on Sunday the Penn State Men’s Soccer team played a gritty […]

The value of lament

I have written a lot about this, as you might expect from someone who spent more than a decade working on lament, but it is always good to hear others say the same thing. Peter Enns has a nice summary of a lecture by Walter Brueggemann on “God’s Infidelity.” Brueggemann is “Mr. Psalms” and he was addressing the fact that a majority of psalms take God to task for seemingly abandoning his people and reneging […]

Dig Here Said the Angel, by Daniel Amos

Another look at the afterlife, this time in music

My last entry was about envisioning heaven, the resurrection, and all that. It came about as a coincidence of my speaking with a colleague on the subject and then reading an interesting interview with Marilynne Robinson that touched on the subject. Another coincidence is my receiving the most recent (and first in 12 years) album from Daniel Amos Dig Here Said the Angel. I have written a bit before about this group that began in the […]

To every thing there is a season.

New perspectives on the future, Revelation, the Second Coming, and all that.

Yesterday I had the regular pleasure of meeting with an academic and administrative colleague who is also an Episcopal priest. (We share a fair amount in common, as you can tell.) Understandably our discussion turned towards how I and my family are coping nearly ten months after Mack’s death. One topic in particular we dwelt upon was the envisioning of heaven. I have written elsewhere on this blog of my “back of the napkin” concept […]

The Author of the Story by Daniel Amos

I just ordered the latest album from this incredible group. Daniel Amos, if you have not heard of them, has been around since the 80s and is one of the most creative and consistent (in quality if not regularity of publications) groups I still follow. I hesitate to categorize them as “CCM,” but there is no doubt they have never hidden their faith. In fact, what makes them a group and Terry Taylor a lyricist […]

A wonderful night to remember Mack

Posted at MackBrady.com. Friday night was it. PSU Men’s Soccer v. Cal, ranked #3 in one poll and #5 in another. Some have called Cal the best and strongest team out there. Our men were ready to play and the did! The best game I have ever seen them play in 4 years of attending matches. While Cal got a goal on a skilled header from the far post off a Cal corner. But late […]

Keeping a new tradition, Penn State keepers all wear Mack’s patch on the back of their jerseys.

#MackTheJeff – Mack Brady Night with PSU Men’s Soccer 9/13/13

Penn State Soccer has started! The Men are currently 2-0-0 in the regular season with wins over Radford and Central Connecticut. In less than two weeks on 9/13/13 we will be hosting Cal for a very special game. It will be a night to remember and celebrate Mack with lots of events and activities for our junior soccer friends. This is going to be a big game for Penn State men! Over this past weekend Cal beat […]