Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Unbridgeable Gap at the End of All Praise

Through Lent With George Herbert Tuesday In Holy Week Today’s poem is one of George Herbert’s most popular, appearing in over thirty hymnals. In my not-so-humble opinion, it should be sung to the tune by J.D. Jones named Gwalchmai, which … Continue reading

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George Herbert’s Restless “Pilgrimage”

Through Lent With George Herbert Monday In Holy Week Pilgrimages are all the rage these days. I know many people who have walked the Camino de Santiago; Emilio Estevez even made a movie about it, starring his father, Martin Sheen, … Continue reading

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Different Processions: A Sermon for Palm Sunday 2019

A sermon preached on The Sunday of the Passion (also known as Palm Sunday) at The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete on April 14, 2019, at 11:00 am. The readings for the day may be found … Continue reading

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The Subject of Divinity

Through Lent With George Herbert Saturday After The Fifth Sunday Of Lent I am getting ready to submit my PhD dissertation to the School of Advanced Study of the University of London. It is a 110,000 word monster I have … Continue reading

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Chains in George Herbert’s “Sin’s Round”

Through Lent With George Herbert Thursday After The Fifth Sunday Of Lent Sin’s Round Sorry I am, my God, sorry I am, That my offences course it in a ring. My thoughts are working like a busy flame, Until their … Continue reading

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Herbert’s Dialogue With “Hope”

Through Lent With George Herbert Wednesday Of The Fifth Sunday Of Lent Hope. I gave to Hope a watch of mine: but he An anchor gave to me. Then an old prayer-book I did present: And he an optic sent. … Continue reading

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The Business Of A Life: George Herbert’s “Business”

Through Lent With George Herbert Tuesday After The Fifth Sunday Of Lent The interest in this next poem, as Ann Pasternak Slater notes, begins with the meter, “a remorselessly regular trochaic tetrameter catalectic” (and, yes, I have to look that … Continue reading

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