Category: Hyde Park

A Meditation on the Feast Day of Saint Thomas

A Meditation on the Feast Day of Saint Thomas
This meditation begins with the Gospel of John, chapter 20, verses 19 through 31: 19) On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20) When... Read more »

The Age of Accountability

This evening we celebrated my daughter’s seventh birthday. We went out to dinner at Medici, a local restaurant that we adore here in Hyde Park. We had pizza, and then split some ice cream. After, we went down to 57th Street Books, and both the kiddos got to pick out a couple of new morsels... Read more »

SCUPE and Seminary Education in the 21st Century

It’s not every day I get a hug in the crosswalk, but that happened yesterday evening. The hug was from my friend – and neighbor – Shanta Premawardhana. He’s a reverend. He’s a doctor. He used to pastor a church here in Hyde Park, not far from where the Obamas live. Then he went abroad... Read more »

The First Amendment is for Pastafarians, Too

After lunch on Sunday, my wife and I were walking home through Nichols Park. We were amused to see a priest in a soutane playing catch with some teenagers. A soutane is that long, dress-looking robe that is tailored on the top and has a skirt on the bottom. It is distinctive. So distinctive, in... Read more »

The Ghost Dome

You get above the tree line in Hyde Park, and you begin to notice the domes. I spotted the first one when we moved into our apartment in 2013. I was looking out the windows, around a hundred feet up. I could see the green dome of the Museum of Science and Industry to the... Read more »