Learning Theology with Carmina Gadelica: The Holy Spirit

Part One: The Trinity Part Two: Christ Part Three: Christian Hope As is plainly apparent in the previous installments, the theology of Carmina Gadelica does not treat faith or theology as an abstraction, but tends to concretize it into everyday life. We see invocations of the Trinity, of the Father, Christ, and the Spirit intermingled with seemingly innocuous everyday tasks like smooring a fire...

The Water and The Kiln

This edition of my church father paraphrases comes from Didymus the Blind, born in the early fourth century and the eventual head of the celebrated catechetical school in Alexandria. Although he became blind at age four and never learned to read, he was nevertheless one of the most learned men of his time, having committed vast amounts of scripture, history, philosophy and the like to memory. It...

Two Weddings and a Funeral

This past Sunday the Gospel reading was from John 2 about the wedding feast at Cana and Jesus’ first miracle turning water into wine. Unique among the gospel writers, John refers to Jesus’ miracles as signs, and given the biblical penchant for presenting things in sevens, his Gospel contains seven signs. There is some overlap between the signs contained in John’s Gospel and the miracles in the...

Bread and Water

Of all the miracles Jesus performed, the one that seems to stand above the rest- at least by the metric of mention- is that of the feeding of the 5000. No other miracle is present in all four Gospels, and the sheer prominence of this event in each Gospel indicates that it had a profound impact on not only the disciples (such as Matthew and John) but also on those who heard about it second hand...

Motion: 2011 VBC Missions

VBC 2011 Missions Video from deviantmonk on Vimeo. I created this video for KiDSCOR’s 2011 VBC Missions project, which is providing clean water to families in the village of El Obraje, Honduras. I chose to go with a crisp and clean aesthetic for this one, since the theme is water. As far as I remember, all of the graphics were generated within Motion, which is a change from my normal method...

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