Forthcoming Books from Liturgical Press

Recently I received an email announcing new titles from Liturgical Press, one of the leading publishers on Benedictine, monastic, and general Christian spirituality. I'm taking the liberty of posting the contents of that email here on my blog, because pretty much every title listed looks wonderful to me — and, I suppose, will interest anyone visiting this blog as well. Michael Casey on the prologue to the Rule of St. Benedict, anyone? Joan Chittister exploring the radical nature of the … [Read more...]

My favorite moments at the Wild Goose Festival…

Here in no particular order are ten moments that mattered to me at the Wild Goose Festival. 1. Hearing Paul Knitter talk about "dual belonging" as a way to integrate Christian faith with wisdom from other traditions. 2. Enjoying the "Wild Goose Brew" with Tim and Suzanne. 3. Doug Pagitt's talk about Christianity in the "Inventive Age." 4. Tearing up as I told Gareth Higgins about my daughter's health issues. 5. The Patheos party on Thursday night, conversing with the likes of Troy Bronsink, … [Read more...]

Images from the Wild Goose Festival

I'm home from the Wild Goose Festival. What an amazing experience it was! Hopefully I'll find the time sometime soon to write about the experience. But in the meantime, here are a few photos to give you a glimpse of the experience. The first two photos I took using my iPhone; the other two are courtesy of conference attendee Christine M. Anderson. … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars…

These dates are subject to change, but will probably stay as they are. If you'd like to participate in a retreat that I will be leading or co-leading at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA, in 2012, here are the dates to hold: June 15 - 17, 2012: The Spirituality of George MacDonald and C. S. Lewis July 13 - 15, 2012: Spiritual Writing and Journal Keeping August 10 - 12, 2012: Of Gods and Men: Cistercian Spirituality and Interfaith Relationships September 14 - 16, 2012: Spirituality … [Read more...]

Progressive Christianity and Mysticism?

In just a few days I will head out to the Wild Goose Festival, where I will be speaking on "Contemplation as a Subversive Act" and participating in a dialogue on the question of "How can I truly love those whose values are hostile to my own?" (riffing on Matthew 5:44). I'm excited about this event, not least because many people I admire, from Richard Rohr to John Dear to Phyllis Tickle to Shane Claiborne to Brian McLaren, etc. etc. etc., will be there. The Goose is getting a lot of press, from … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

Each of us possesses a soul, but we do not prize our souls as creatures made in God's image deserve and so we do not understand the great secrets that they contain. — Saint Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle … [Read more...]

What not to say to the Dalai Lama…

... at least he was a good sport. … [Read more...]


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