Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Musings on Winter and Melancholia

This morning I had a good talk with Joy Cardin on Wisconsin Public Radio. We talked about the sorrow that often comes with Christmas and the power of It's a Wonderful Life, the greatest holiday film:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Have a Blue Christmas

I was recently interviewed by Julie Rose on Charlotte's NPR affiliate, WFAE 90.7. We talk about how melancholy the holidays can be--and how that may not be such a bad thing:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Spiritual Value of Failure

Here's an article of mine just published on It appears in Jana Riess's blog called "Flunking Sainthood: On the Fun of Spiritual Failure," and it explores how the deepest darkness sometimes gets us closest to the light: