Category: Reflections by the Dean

New Life in the Spirit

New Life in the Spirit -Fr. Michael Greene Pentecost is sometimes called ‘the birthday of the Church’—it celebrates the moment when a confused group of disciples and followers could first reasonably be called by the name we still carry today. We are told in the Acts of the Apostles that it was on the Day […]

Our Complex Minds and Our Everyday Life with God

Our Complex Minds and Our Everyday Life with God -Fr. Michael Greene “How’s it going with you?” “What are you up to?” “What’s that all about?”—Most of us get asked these questions pretty much every day. What’s the answer? Well, we usually answer with simple dismissive phrases like, “fine,” “nothin’,” or “dunno.” But in every […]

Common Life and Personal Prayer

Common Life and Personal Prayer -Fr. Michael What would you think if you were watching a baseball game on TV, and in the interviews after the game, the manager said, “my strategy worked out well, didn’t it?” or a player said, ‘I pushed myself hard, and it paid off when I hit that home run, […]