New blog discovery of the day

Check out Heather’s Poor Excuse. Not only does she provide as an epigraph an irreverently-translated quote from Hafiz, but she’s got plenty of thoughtful posts like her recent How Not to Read the Bible, an intelligent rant about the many misuses of scripture by both Christians and non-Christians, filled with nuggets like this: “…the arrival of Christ into the history of the Jewish people is like the plot twist in an M. Night Shyamalan movie.”

Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
Pentecost and Ecstasy
Mysticism and the Divine Feminine: An Interview with Mirabai Starr
Sanctity and Struggle, or, Why Saints Have Chaotic Inner Lives (Hint: It's Because We All Do)
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Heather

    Thanks for the kind words. You were also promptly added to my blogroll. And I’m still waiting to think of another thoughtful thing to say. Will let you know… Cheers!

  • Carl McColman

    You have my full confidence that plenty of thoughful thoughts will continue to find their way into your writing, on a most delighfully regular basis.