The Way, the Truth and the Life

Autumn Rain                             W. Zeitler [PIANO] Improvisation One of Jesus’ more famous sayings is  “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). The Greek word for ‘way’ is hODOS (pronounced “hah-DAHS”), and it has a lovely depth of meaning. The…

The Holes

“All Glory, Laud and Honor”                           J.S.Bach (1685-1750) (Note: the hymn tune is played by the tuba & organ pedals, in slow motion.) Toccata                                         …

Wild Beasts

Fugue in E minor (BWV 548), “The Wedge” In many ways I think Lent is when the rubber meets the road, spiritually speaking. That is, religion and spirituality are all well and good when things are going well. But it can be challenging to feel their necessity in sunny times. However, when we face adversity,…

Whoever Loses His Life for My Sake…

Prelude in Fm            J.S. Bach (1685-1750)   [PIANO] This week’s Gospel contains the enigmatic and impossible “Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake and the gospel’s sake will save it.” (Mark 8:35) Like “Zen masters” everywhere, Jesus is superb at blowing…