Posts by Jeff Holton

The Sounding

Slipping

One psalm tells me, “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber” (Psalm 121:3). That’s good news. Why do…

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

Minding Our Language

We’re an ethnic parish, jurisdictionally. But we’re not even close to monolithic culturally. This is the San Francisco Bay Area, after all….

Jun 09, 2014
The Sounding

Let Us Commend Ourselves and One Another

My grandmother was fond of the nursery rhyme that goes “Here’s the church/Here’s the steeple/Open the doors/And see all the people.”…

Jun 03, 2014
The Sounding

The Old Testament is Our Story

At the table recently with some eloquent friends I had just made, the after-dinner chatter meandered through international politics and culture. We eventually…

May 28, 2014
The Sounding

What Orthodoxy Hasn’t Done for Me

Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy enter the Church for a variety of reasons. Many enter with a wild degree of excitement at having found something of great…

Apr 16, 2014
The Sounding

“Unsolicited Advice”

I’m going to make the bold claim that this may be the most important post I’ve ever written. So pay attention to it. I have an unsolicited…

Mar 05, 2014
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