Monthly Archives: June 2015

The word of God in silence

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Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool –

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Henri Nouwen on the spiritual life

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Jesus before the Bible – for non-Christians

Too many of our fundamentalist Christian, non-Christian, pagan, and atheist sisters and brothers focus on the Bible and completely overlook Jesus. But you don’t need the Bible to get to Jesus. Just today, for example, a fundamentalist Christian on the … Continue reading

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Into the heart of God

I took my 16 month-old daughter to the Atlantic Ocean yesterday for the first time. Approaching the waves tentatively, she was mesmerized by the action of the rolling breakers. The Celtic tradition honors and celebrates the Creator through creation. God … Continue reading

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Be present, O merciful God

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A question about photos from South Carolina

By now, we’ve seen photos of the accused assassin of Rev. Clem Pinckney and eight others at “Mother Emanuel” AME Church, in Charleston, S.C. (I refuse to write his name.) We’ve seen the photos of him holding a racist flag. … Continue reading

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An ugly cycle of racial terrorism

The facts of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina are unfolding. But the deeper causes are like the rotted roots of an abscessed and infected tooth. In the moments after hearing the news, my thoughts went to another racist … Continue reading

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A problem with Christianity

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Spiritual formation

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Strange bedfellows

This is awkward. In a June 5 Facebook post, Franklin Graham suggested it’s time to “fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community.” Because … Continue reading

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A gendered God

Have you heard about this, from the Guardian? Let God be a ‘she,’ says Church of England women’s group “A group within the Church of England is calling for God to be referred to as female following the selection of … Continue reading

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