December 2017

Reverence and Relevance – First Sunday of Advent

2017-12-03T13:57:15+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Christianity, Faith, Paradox, Religion, Transformation|

My own spiritual discipline has been to challenge myself each year with an expanded understanding of the traditionalholidays, while maintaining a sense of reverence, even sentimentality to a small degree. One of the great paradoxes of navigating the landscape of religious holidays, ceremonies and traditions is dancing with reverence AND relevance at the same time. [...]

November 2017

Words I Don’t Want to Say Together: Active Shooter & Church

2017-11-10T20:40:35+00:00 Categories: Community, Disaster Recovery, Faith, Religion, Uncategorized|

It seems horrifying to imagine that the places we have used for worship, sanctuary, community, fellowship, love and connection, places that for millennia have helped define our own identity are now having to be prepared for violence and death. I can’t even believe I am having to write these words. It pains me to know [...]

August 2017

Spiritual Care During Times of Disaster

2017-09-13T15:38:23+00:00 Categories: Community, Faith, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Interfaith, Religion, Sacred Service|

First let me start by saying I hold all those who have been affected by the devastation from #Harvey in my heart - enfolding all life, including those providing the necessary life giving aid, care and comfort. I can’t begin to imagine the fear, anger and terror being experienced. I am watching from a distance [...]

June 2017

Yin Yang Dance of Faith

2017-06-14T18:07:14+00:00 Categories: Faith, Freedom, Greater Reality, Paradox|Tags: , , , , , , |

Faith is a funny thing. I can recall being seven years old, asking my mother theological questions about our faith, and her telling me with great conviction that some things we weren’t meant to know or understand. Needless to say, that answer was less than satisfying. Eventually she told me there were “man made” rules [...]