Ash Wednesday Homily, 2015

The Apostle Paul confesses in Romans 7:18, “I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.” Saint Paul apparently struggled with New Years resolutions like the rest of us! Yet, one of the points of deepest confusion, even among Christians long active in the church and generally familiar with the church’s teachings, has […]

Wanted: Virtuous Christians

(The following meditation I delivered in our campus Ash Wednesday service today.  God’s blessings on you.) The English language, like all languages, is a living, changing thing.  And sometimes its features are rather amusing.  Take, for example, contronyms, words with contradictory meanings.  They mean one thing and the opposite of that one thing at the […]