A conversation with Allison Seay, author of the poetry collection "To See the Queen," and Associate for Religion and the Arts at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA.
It goes without saying that 2020 was a weird year for all of us but in many ways, it allowed me the time to read a lot more than I have in most years previously. The launch of The Deckle Edge Podcast helped too, as I try and read everything I can the author has … Continue reading 2020 Books Read in Review
Joshua A. Klein is editor-in-chief of Mortise & Tenon Magazine. He has been selected for the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts from 2015-2020 for his authentic approach to period furniture making, and has presented about historic craftsmanship at museums around the United States. He has written articles for Popular Woodworking and American Period Furniture, and is … Continue reading Joshua Klein
Roger is the #1 Bestselling author and illustrator of five books including, The Painting Table, My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes., and the upcoming Faces: A Love Story. Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Roger had the privilege of painting with children who witnessed this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected him and … Continue reading Roger Hutchison
The threshold to add a book to my reading list is very, very low. A reference to a book in another book I’m enjoying, in a podcast I like, or even an offhand quip from a friend is likely to result in an addition to my list and soon, to my shelves. This approach rarely … Continue reading Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
A review of Bishop Michael Curry's book, "Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times."
I and Thou by Martin Buber A German Jew, Martin Buber was a writer, a scholar, an activist and, perhaps, a mystic, and in 1923 he published Ich and Du, usually translated as I and Thou. I and Thou may be his most well known and influential book, but a close friend once remarked, “You … Continue reading I and Thou by Martin Buber
Convictions of Faith by R. S. Basi Convictions of Faith is an historical novel by R. S. Basi, set in the Kongo Empire in the late 1600s and early 1700s. The novel tells the story of Dona Beatriz, or Kimpa Vita, a young girl born into a relatively well-to-do family who after a transcendent, near … Continue reading Convictions of Faith by R. S. Basi
In 1969 Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Long Island, published The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection, a work which has remained in print ever since. The book is an engaging mix of cooking philosophy, recipes, hospitality, and theology and I am truly grateful to have encountered it. … Continue reading The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection, by Fr. Robert Farrar Capon
I'm at an interesting place in my life. At 44 years old I suppose I am, in fact, if not in "middle age" then at least in my middle years. In a year my oldest child will leave for college. In 10 years we'll be empty nesters. I've had a more than reasonable amount of … Continue reading Spiritual Direction by Henri Nouwen