walking through grief

I've reflected before on grief, and its impact. The truth is: to be alive is to face grief. To be alive for a long time is often to face profound grief. Gerald Sittser knows this personally, having lost his wife, his mother, and one of his daughters in a car crash -- where they were…

Second Lines

I just returned from a trip to Louisiana to see some friends. While there, I went into New Orleans to visit the World War 2 museum (well worth a blog post of its own). After leaving the museum, I spent some time walking around downtown, and heard some music playing and noticed people walking down…

Thank you, Walter

We've lost a great writer. On August 5, Walter Wangerin Jr died, leaving behind an abiding legacy of writing and faith - and a slew of great books. His writing was vivid and gripping; words were a finely tuned instrument in his hands, and he played so many, so well. I've used his book on…