This is my first sermon as Pune Kahuna at Good Shepherd Episcopal, Maui. “Pune Kahuna” is Hawai’ian for “priest”. It literally is “prayer chief, or specialist, expert”. Pune Kahuna is way more cool than “priest”, yes?
The third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday. (Latin: “rejoice!”). As we prepare the celebration of the feast of the incarnation, some thoughts on joy.
I have a new video homily from (… through?) Good Shepherd Episcopal, Wailuku. The readings for the second Sunday of Advent feature John the Baptist, just in time for Hannukah. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Today I preached my first homily at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, Maui. I am still in Canada eagerly awaiting an anticipated work visa and shared this homily by video on the first Sunday of Advent.
I was very excited to read Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment Laudato Si. I interviewed Dr. Paul Burns, the dean of liberal arts from Corpus Christi College, a Catholic college at the University of British Columbia. It had been 25 years since I had taken his seminar on Augustine and he was as engaging as informative as I remembered…
After an 8 hour extravaganza watching all three Hobbit moviesI have a review which finally answers the question “Is the Hobbit Too Long” and “Does Peter Jackson succumb to the power of The Ring?” Plus thoughts on the backstory, the nature of Good and Evil, Boethius and other Deep Thoughts. Click here for the review.
Reading Lewis In Oxford I spent some time in England in November and was searching for C.S. Lewis. I got permission to film at the British Museum and in Oxford and share some reflections on how those places helped shape him and his work. Enjoy. .
Total Geek Out! I am going to a Hobbit marathon on the 15th: all three movies, 8 hours + of Tolkien bliss. I will be podcasting a review of the new movie on the 16th, including the question that divides the world into those who dichotomize and those who don’t: is 8 hours of The Hobbit total Tolkien overkill?
This is my first video podcast. I was in England and searching for C.S. Lewis at the British Museum and in Oxford. I hope you enjoy it.