KnoxPriest Posts

This year Father’s Day and Trinity Sunday occur on the same day. We are all familiar with Father’s Day and many Christians in America are discovering holy days like Trinity Sunday when we celebrate that our God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s not often that these two observances intersect on the same day. Father’s Day and Trinity Sunday coincided in 2011, but the only other year they shared the same day in this…

Last week I finished reading Sarah Lewis‘ excellent book on the creative life entitled The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery. I highly recommend the entire book, but I’m especially interested in one of the final chapters of the book, entitled “The Grit of the Arts.” Not sense my grandfather made me watch the John Wayne classic True Grit had I ever really thought about what grit means. It’s not…

After seven years of marriage, my wife and I have welcomed numerous friends into our home. Once we decide to host friends for an evening, we usually kick into get ready mode, a fast and furious sprint in the days and hours before our friends arrive. We divide and conquer the to-do list: select a menu, complete grocery shopping, mow the lawn, sweep the floors, run the vacuum, clean the playroom, wipe the bird crap…

Joy in Lent. Sadness on Easter. Doubt in Advent. Grief on Christmas Day. If you observe the Christian year, you will eventually experience a contradiction between the seasons of the church year and the seasons of your heart. The law of averages wins out. Life is too uncertain to be fully synchronized with the seasonal themes of each Christian season. In fact, it’s probable that at least one liturgical season each year will contrast your…