The Damned May Enter – Prologue

Prologue Doomsday – The First Night of the War… Chaparral, California                 We were standing at the edge of the end of the world. The taught thread suspended between a global community and the sovereign states that sought to control it finally snapped. The world descended into war just as it had almost […]

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The Damned May Enter: Introduction

Introduction The Damned May Enter An Apocalyptic Prelude By Jedidiah Paschall   Forgive these wild and Wandering , Confusions of a wasted youth, Forgive them where they fail in truth, And in Thy wisdom make me wise.                                                                         Lord Alfred Tennyson – Preface to In Memoriam   I suppose I should start out with […]

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The Late Watch – An Advent Poem

I am reading through Fleming Rutledge’s fantastic new book Advent: The Once & Future Coming of Jesus Christ in which she makes frequent reference to WH Auden’s Christmas masterpiece in long-form poetry, For the Time Being. Both works note the focus of Advent is not simply as a prelude to Christmas, or the recollection of […]

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The Audacity of Faith – Abiding in the Storm

Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face, By faith, and faith alone, embrace, Believing where we cannot prove… We have but faith: we cannot know; For knowledge is of things we see And yet we trust it comes from thee, A beam in darkness: let it grow. – […]

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Who Was James of Jerusalem?

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Addison Hodges Hart It can be said, without much qualification at all, that James of Jerusalem, the “brother of the Lord,” was the most influential and respected leader of the early church before the year 62. So accustomed are we to regard Paul and/or Peter in that role that…

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Regarding Trees

Cosmic realities have always been an area of fascination for me. My mind oscillates between the far-flung luminaries in space to the gritty stuff of earth like rocks and dust and mountains, but trees are of special significance for me. Trees, especially oak trees, are a dominant feature in my writing because I see them […]

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