Brad Culver on Mysticism

I've just stumbled across a pretty sweet looking blog by a guy named Brad Culver, Living Water From an Ancient Well.Of particular interest is his post on Mysticism. … [Read more...]

The Reverend Mark P

One of my best friends from college, who is now a UCC minister in Vermont, has begun a blog. He's posting his sermons, mostly, although he told me that at some point he might post audio files of his sermons, which I think would be way cool. Pay him a visit, and if you leave a comment, tell him Carl sent you...The Reverend Mark Pitton's Blog … [Read more...]

Meg Funk

One of the most respected of contemporary Benedictine spiritual writers is Mary Margaret (Meg) Funk, OSB. Her books include Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life and Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life. She writes not only about Benedictine spirituality and contemplative practice, but also about interreligious dialogue, a pursuit she has been deeply involved in for some time now. I've just learned of her blog, which looks to contain all sorts of interesting entries. … [Read more...]

Jesus sure knows how to work a Crowder

Mike Morrell has posted a series on his blog featuring the bad boy of the charismatic world, John Crowder, who's stumping for drinking deep of God's serotonin, and opening your heart to truly find ecstatic joy and delirious fun in your encounter with your creator. Mike is a good foil for John, asking some hard questions, some fun questions, and generally teasing out a fascinating view of contemporary Christian experience that you're not likely to find at your neighborhood Episcopal Church.Here … [Read more...]

Field Trip Mom

An Atlanta blogger/photographer who calls herself "Field Trip Mom" because she takes her children on adventures around the area recently visited the Monastery of the Holy Spirit and posted some lovely photos on her blog:Field Trip Mom's Visit to the Monastery … [Read more...]

The Pedagogy of Mysticism

A blog called Religious Compass Exchanges has just published a wonderful essay by Jeffrey J. Kripal "on the paradoxical pedagogy of mysticism." Click here to read it. … [Read more...]

The Butler, Tea, and Single Malt

I was poking around Beth Patterson's Virtual Teahouse this morning, and found a link that led me to a link (!) to Jesse Kornbluth's wonderful tribute to John O'Donohue at Headbutler. Probably the most wonderful and heartfelt tribute to the Connemara mystic I've yet to see. You'll want to check out what O'Donohue said one morning after a bottle of single malt whisky had bested him.And while you're at it, take some time to get to know both the Virtual Teahouse and Headbutler. The Virtual … [Read more...]


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