Our Words, Our Breath, Our Bodies, Our Spirit

Once again, Alison Leigh Lilly wows me with the elegance, beauty and insight of her writing. The fact that her most recent blog post begins with something I tweeted yesterday is not only a delight in itself for me, but her reflections in that post are so rich and relevant to concerns that I am wrestling with in my own current writing that it seems, well, serendipitous.The piece is called Why I Cannot Tell You About My Gods. And yes, "Gods" is meant to be plural, for Alison is a Pagan, her … [Read more...]

Celebrating Francis with Faith, Fern & Compass

Happy St. Francis Day!Today, October 4, is the feast day for Il Poverello. And I have a confession to make: lately when I've been talking about St. Francis, it's usually been to compare him to St. Hildegard of Bingen, who (this coming Sunday) will be declared a Doctor of the Church, an honor that Francis does not share (although his follower, St. Bonaventure, is a member of the Doctor club). When I've compared Francis and Hildegard, the question I've pondered is this: "Which one is more … [Read more...]

Listen to my friends…

I'd like to take a moment and send some love to some friends of mine who are creating interesting audio content for the web. Okay, a disclaimer: they've both talked about me and/or had me on their show. But that notwithstanding, I recommend both shows as well worth your time. Both have a strong interfaith dimension, and so are particularly suited for anyone wanting an expansive approach to spirituality.First, from the west coast, Alison Leigh Lilly and Jeff Lilly have created a new podcast … [Read more...]