Well, it has been a little over a year, but I’m ready to get back to blogging. I started this page for Pentecost of 2017 as a way to expand my digital outreach. This format gives me a chance to dig more deeply into topics that I am preaching about, as well as a place to put down other thoughts I may want to share. With the sudden passing of my father last May and the busy school year that followed I have drifted away from taking the time to write. Even before that my writing had been sporadic, and so I thank everyone that has stuck with me!
Lately I’ve again been feeling the desire to share some thoughts on things that I’ve been reading/watching (in line with the “Imagination in Action” reflections I had been posting last Lent/Easter). A large inspiration for this blog (including the quote on the sidebar that gives an explanation of the word “lore”) is the writing of JRR Tolkien. In one of his letters, he wrote: “After all, I believe that legends and myths are largely made of ‘truth’, and indeed present aspects of it that can only be received in this mode.” My next series of posts will be centered on looking at ways that some modern stories can help us to see the world with new eyes. This power of imagination lets us conceive of new ways of seeing our present world, and I hope inspires us to live with a renewed purpose and clarity. May God bless all that read these reflections, and please pray for me as well!