A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

If you have not yet read "You Did Not Forsake the World: A Sermon for the Dormition" by David Armstrong at A Perennial Digression, please leave this page and do so. With David's permission, I'm reposting much of it here with two brief connections of my own afterward (in hopes that another few readers might … Continue reading A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

Blue: Notes on the Color of a Receptive Mind

Whatever I might have known of this before (and I do recall reading this beautiful essay among others), I have just relearned it. Blue is the color of contemplation because it is “in effect looking at darkness through light, or (we could say) from the viewpoint of light” (39). This and much more are expounded … Continue reading Blue: Notes on the Color of a Receptive Mind

John Milbank on Our Participation in Mary’s Assent (and Much More)

David Artman’s recent podcast interview with John Milbank presented a staggering wealth of topics and summarized material from a remarkably large portion of John Milbank’s long and wide-ranging career. While tempted to transcribe more, I just ended up taking a few notes for my own future reflection. However, here are a few samples: 48:48“In a … Continue reading John Milbank on Our Participation in Mary’s Assent (and Much More)