Oh, Merciful Sword–A Sermon

Proper 15, Year C Luke 12:49-56 August 18, 2019 Oh, Merciful Sword   This morning, I wanted to make a manuscript available, so I typed a reflection.  I sincerely hope that you feel invited to take a copy of this reflection home to read, to keep the conversation going.  This is another one of those... Continue Reading →

Out of Many, One–Out of One, Many

Morning thought: We live in a time when some seek to convince us that there is only so much of "it" out there. Power. Resources. Power. Money. Power. Fame. Whatever "it" is at the moment. We fight among ourselves, seeking out an "other" who can be blamed, from whom we can take more of "it"... Continue Reading →

Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition

Launching September 1, 2019! From the publisher's description (Crossroad Publishing Company): "All around the world a resurgence of Christian contemplative living is creating a new framework for spirituality inside and outside of formal religion. Building on and expanding from the thoughts and works of such as Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Tilden Edwards, Laurence Freeman, and... Continue Reading →

5 Points to Consider for the Mess We Are In

I was thinking today if I could describe a "formula" or framework for intentional conversations, given the anxieties and fear we face in the world (on one hand) and the call to Christian discipleship [also of course being a practitioner of any wisdom tradition] (on the other hand). Person after person in my parish shares... Continue Reading →

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