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Bruce Epperly

Contributor/Columnist

Bruce Epperly is a theologian, spiritual guide, healing companion, retreat leader and lecturer, and author of nineteen books, including Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious LivingGod’s Touch: Faith, Wholeness, and the Healing Miracles of JesusReiki Healing Touch and the Way of Jesus; andTending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry. He may be reached for questions and engagements at bruceepperly@gmail.com.

Spiritual Practices for Preaching

Of Souls and Saints: Celebrating All Saints and All Souls Days

The autumn holidays provide us with the opportunity to give thanks -- as well as forgive -- those imperfect but loving persons who shaped our lives. Read More »

Seeking God's Shalom: Reflections on Labor Day

Labor Day celebrates the prophetic concern for justice for the hardworking, poor, and vulnerable. Read More »

Praying for Your Congregation

The more I pray for a congregation as a whole and for the "problem people" in my ministry, the more love I have for them, and the more resourceful I am in resolving problems. Read More »

Breathing with the Risen Jesus: Reflections on John 20:19-23

Have you ever noticed the spiritual energy that emerges, the peace that arises, when you simply stop what you're doing and take a few deep breaths? Read More »

Shouting Hosanna in Ministry

Hosannas balance the pain and conflict of Holy Week. True faith embraces sadness, grief and pain, but places them in the larger context of grace, gratitude, and wonder. Read More »

Claiming God's Healing Light: Lenten Reflections on John 9

The sight-impaired man in John 9 trusts Jesus, but he also claims his own role in the healing process. How might we do the same? Read More »

Recent Articles

Process Theology: A Beginner's Guide

Theologian Bruce Epperly offers an introduction to process theology - a relational, open-ended, evolving understanding of God's role in the world - in a new book. Read More »

New Year's Transformation

Try these spiritual affirmations drawn from the Bible to renew your mind and heart in the New Year. Read More »

Of Souls and Saints: Celebrating All Saints and All Souls Days

The autumn holidays provide us with the opportunity to give thanks -- as well as forgive -- those imperfect but loving persons who shaped our lives. Read More »

A Church Always Reforming: Reflections on Reformation Day

In the spirit of the Protestant Reformers, what might the five "solas" of the Reformation look like in a global, postmodern, scientific, and pluralistic age? Read More »

The Adventurous Seminary: Holistic, Relational, and Innovative

Seminaries need to be prudent risk-takers, constantly looking for creative and revenue positive partnerships and exploring new ways of approaching their vocation as the mind of the church. Read More »

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