Organist felt the instrument’s lure in early life By Jerry Hames

  Organist felt the instrument’s lure in early life   By Jerry Hames   [Episcopal Life] For Gordon Turk, the organ is a musical instrument that transcends everyday realities. “I think that you must have a sense of eternity in order to play the organ,” he says. “It transcends ordinary time.” Even young people not … Continue reading “Organist felt the instrument’s lure in early life By Jerry Hames”

The Dark Knight (of the Soul) By Nathan Brockman

The Dark Knight (of the Soul)   By Nathan Brockman   Posted on Trinity News, September 9, 2008   I’ve never forgotten what a 110 storey building falling to earth nearby sounds like, the way it shakes you. Nor have I forgotten what came next: how a priest said the Beatitudes before a congregation that … Continue reading “The Dark Knight (of the Soul) By Nathan Brockman”

Sacramental listening By Nancy Peterson

Sacramental listening Social worker learns the power and comfort of being heard   By Nancy Peterson   [Episcopal Life] I am a social worker. My parents always were somewhat mystified by my choice of career, as I grew up in a fairly affluent suburban California family with loving, stable, college-educated parents. My father was a … Continue reading “Sacramental listening By Nancy Peterson”

Reflective spaces: Religious orders seek God in each other and the world By Patricia Colby Nakamura

  Reflective spaces Religious orders seek God in each other and the world   By Patricia Colby Nakamura     [Episcopal Life] Silence descends as a blessing. After the noise of days and the busyness of the world, it calms and heals, allowing mind and soul to find themselves, to reintegrate. Elijah knew that God … Continue reading “Reflective spaces: Religious orders seek God in each other and the world By Patricia Colby Nakamura”