Tag: higher time


Turning Routines into Rituals


Both routines and rituals involve a regular repetition of some action. But they are very different. Routines will flatten our lives, but rituals can thicken them. Routines are like ordinary time and rituals are linked with "higher times." With a routine there is a clear, linear connection between the act and...

“Just a Symbol”?


Is today (January 28, 2016) closer to A) January 27, 2016 or B) January 28, 1986? The obvious answer is A), because we almost always think of time as sequential, but for the friends and family of the five astronauts and two payload specialists that died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on this...

Praise Songs and Higher Times


I know that I said I would look at praise and worship songs as an English teacher, but I'm cheating and looking at praise and worship songs wearing a philosophical hat. In a recent post, David Murrow explains "[w]hy men have stopped singing in church."  He says that there are...