August 2017

I WANT TO GIVE!

2017-09-13T15:41:51+00:00 Categories: Community, Disaster Recovery, Interconnected, News, Sacred Service|

As a Disaster Response/Recovery Chaplain (F5 Tornado in Joplin, Hurricane Katrina, as well as local support), I offer my experience to you as you are considering what and where to donate. When disaster strikes, every little bit does help, I just want to make sure that you/we make the most of our contributions, so please consider [...]

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 [...]

February 2017

Welcome to My World

2017-05-23T07:05:36+00:00 Categories: Community, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Interfaith, Prayer, Religion, Sacred Service|

On Sunday, February 24, 2017, I had the privilege to speak for a few minutes at the KC Interfaith Vigil for Immigrants and Refugees - in response to presidential orders being signed that were banning refugees and immigrants from entering the United States. As the Chair of the Greater Kansas Interfaith Council, I offered these words. [...]

August 2016

Does Your Faith Ignite Your Imagination?

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We seem to be deluged with never-ending newspaper and TV coverage about the Syrian/Iraqi refugee crisis and the threat of extremist violence. Each time it shows up in my newsfeed on Facebook, cuts into a TV show I am enjoying, or I hear people in a coffee shop talking about it frantically, I am bombarded [...]

November 2015

Is Gratitude Enough?

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Meister Eckhart was a medieval philosopher, theologian and one of the great Christian mystics. His writings and teachings created quite a stir, and eventually he was accused of heresy by the church. Yet like all good boat rockers, he has lived on - and with greater influence today then probably when he lived 700 years [...]

October 2015

Remains of My Day

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Community, Consciousness, Greater Reality, Interfaith, Paradox, Religion, Sacred Service|

I just arrived in Salt Lake City for the 2015 Parliament of World’s Religions. There is an expectation of at least 10,000 people from around the world converging on this very diverse city nestled in the Rocky Mountains. That’s a boat load of people speaking over 100 different languages, and sharing as many faith expressions! [...]

September 2015

You Be Peace, and Then You Be Peace

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, Interconnected, Paradox, Peace, Sacred Service, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

So what exactly do I mean when I say you be peace and then you be peace? Well depending on who you ask, if you want peace in the world, you must “BE peace,” meaning you must first find peace in your heart through meditation, or other contemplative practices. You must look within and heal your [...]