August 31, 2020

After original solitude, Saint John Paul II talked about original union. original union is the description of the relationship between Adam and Eve in the beginning, before the fall from grace. It was marked by the twin attributes of Original Innocence and Original Nak...

August 25, 2020

Original Solitude

“The LORD God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him.”

Gen 2:18

If you study the TOB, you've probably heard the term original Solitude, and know that it's what St. John Paul II calls the alone-ness of Adam before...

May 24, 2020

We seek to “return” to the beginning in order to understand what God’s plan is for us. Since we combine good art and good relationship, when we can understand the beginning better when we learn to dance.

May 8, 2020

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day,and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give...

April 23, 2020

A few years ago, I got into a conversation with the relative of a friend. He had started attending a small church, where the pastor had insisted that Saturday was still the Sabbath, and that we ought not to be celebrating Sunday.  While I knew that there were people wh...

February 25, 2020

This last weekend I had a great time running a dance for a home school group. They brought me in to teach the previous three weeks, then for the fourth week I brought in lighting and a sound system and DJ'd the event. Whenever we DJ an event, a requirement is that we h...

February 18, 2020

I know it's been a while since the Super Bowl and its less than appropriate halftime show, but I wanted to really think about it. I'll start by saying it was not all bad. If you watch the show (link here) there is a segment from  4:12-4:53 where Shakira dances with som...

January 28, 2020

Like great literature, sometimes the cinematic arts are a source of theological insight. The Fisher King, a now-classic movie dating back to 1991, has plunged me into eschatology, the theology of heaven, hell, and purgatory.

Parry is a homeless man suffering delusions a...

December 12, 2019

Editors note: I recently spoke with Katie, and she is an avid Latin dancer looking to start a TOD community in New York State. This is a blog post from her blog from October 1, 2018.

Who knew such a potent lesson could come from dancing bachata! God can speak to us in...

October 7, 2019

When I give talks, I often ask my audience about the Holy Spirit, about who he is and what he does in their life, and I have yet to have gotten a solid answer. I am not surprised, because before I began dancing I did not have a solid answer either. I knew the Spirit be...

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