Of Homefinding, Reinvention, and the Mandela Effect

Quick note: Substack has warned me that this post is too long for email, most likely because of all the photos I stuck in. I suggest you give it a read in your browser instead. It’s been a long couple of months. I don’t know when, exactly, we decided that we had to...

Please Pardon Our Dust

In between worlds. That’s how I’m feeling these days. My house, where my office (and thus, writing desk) is, is currently almost completely empty and covered in drop cloths. I am writing this from the dining room table of a too-small Airbnb where my children are...

A Tender-Hearted God

In some of my recent discussions about religion, I’ve encountered some very interesting perspectives from folks who are Eastern Orthodox. Admittedly, I don’t know much about Orthodoxy at all. It’s not something I’ve ever studied, so I have only the vaguest contours in...

Casual Saints and The De-Mythologizing of the Church

I’ve been seeing a lot of hot takes about a recently-revealed stained glass image of Blessed Carlo Acutis.To be honest, I don’t know much about him. I can tell you that he is a contemporary figure on a fast-track to sainthood. A 15-year old Italian boy of real...

The Fragility of Heavy-Handed Faith

Just a couple of quick housekeeping notes before we launch into today’s essay:Some of you who used to donate to OnePeterFive before my departure have asked if there is a way to give financial support to my personal work instead. I’m no longer tax-deductible, but I’m...

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