• Somewhere in Vermont at dusk.

  • Salvadoran Pupusería 📷🎞️

  • This past weekend I participated in the 47th Annual International Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference at Villanova University. I presented a paper on the christologies of the Summa halensis and Albert the Great, on a panel exploring the shared intellectual culture of Franciscan and Dominican theologians working at the University of Paris in the 1240s. Pictured here are Kevin Hughes (Villanova University) and Luke Togni (Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University), the organizers of the panel; Sam Baudinette (University of Chicago Divinity School), John Kern (Pepperdine University) and myself, the panelists; and Boyd Taylor Coolman (Boston College), the panel’s moderator.

    Kevin Hughes, Luke Togni, Sam Baudinette, John Kern, Andrew Belfield, and Boyd Taylor Coolman at the PMR, 2022
  • Enthusiastic dog owners at Letchworth State Park

    Man photographs his dog on a stump
  • Toy man on a bench
  • The Middle Falls at Letchworth State Park near Castile, New York 📷

    Middle Falls at Letchworth State Park
  • Philip Reynolds at the Boston Colloquy for Historical Theology: historical theology is “the study of text and context.” The question, then (as he continued), is what do we bring to that study?

  • The dock behind Fontainebleau Inn on Cayuta Lake

    Dock in a lake
  • Cayuta Lake near Watkins Glen, New York

    Lake and sky
  • Had a great time last night seeing Lucy Dacus and The National. It was, start to finish, one of the best concert experiences I’ve ever had. The venue was very well organized, the setting was beatiful, and the crowd was energetic without being obnoxious.

    Lucy Dacus on stage

    Lucy Dacus performing “Kissing Lessons.”

    The National on stage; Matt Berninger's arm covering his face

    I love how dramatic Matt Berninger is.

    The National on stage, with green lights everywhere

    “Conversation 16”, which Aaron Dressner introduced as their “creepy” song. (As Jacqueline pointed out, a Disney villain would approve of the green lighting.)

    The National on stage

    He would often stand on one of the stage monitors and just gaze out into the middle distance.

    You can find setlists for Lucy Dacus and The National here and here. 🎵

  • At Ommegang Brewery near Cooperstown, NY, to see Lucy Dacus and The National

    Stage awaiting live performers
  • Steam rises from the “ausoles más grande de Centroamérica” near Ahuachapan, El Salvador.

    Steam rising
  • Catedral Metropolitana de San Salvador

    Catedral Metropolitana de San Salvador

  • Street art in San Salvador

  • The market in San Salvador

    Many booths
  • Somewhere between Miami and San Salvador

    View from an airplane
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church in Jamaica Plain, Mass.

  • Spotted yesterday in Cambridge, Mass.

  • Back at Boston College for a few days, visiting with friends and doing some research

  • The Boston College contingent at Notre Dame’s recent conference on medieval philosophy & theology: John Kern (currently at Pepperdine University), Robin Landrith, Kasey Kimball, AJ Holmes, and me.

  • Notre Dame at night

  • My first conference with the St. Bonaventure University affiliation.

  • At Playwrights Horizons for Tambo & Bones

  • At the George Eastman Museum’s Dryden Theatre in Rochester, N.Y., for a showing of The Fellowship of the Ring. For the twentieth anniversary of Fellowship they’re showing all three movies across three nights on 35mm film.