Six Minutes of Gratitude

This video has been on Youtube for almost two years now, so you may already be familiar with it. But if, like me up until Sunday, you've never seen it, then give yourself the treat of watching. It's only about six minutes long, features gorgeous cinematography, a precocious little girl at the beginning who is too cute for words, a great message about gratitude and living in the present, and narration by the Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast. A film by LouieSchwartzberg. Enjoy... … [Read more...]

Three Video Clips: Speaking of Mysticism in Portland, OR

Here are three brief excerpts from a talk I gave in Portland, OR, in October 2010 on the topic of Christian mysticism. They were filmed and produced by Cathy Zheutlin of Holy Rascals — a media company that produces videos and webinars for the spiritually adventurous. In the first one, I tell an amusing story of one of my monastic mentors, Father Anthony, who gave me some grief about the difficulty of defining the word "mysticism"...So in this next video, I offer less of a "definition" of … [Read more...]

A shout out to Evelyn Underhill and her wonderful book

Over the next few weeks or so I'll be posting four new videos on Youtube.One will be an "about me" video, one in which I talk about my three most recent books, one in which I talk about an idea I first presented at the Patheos website on "compass points for the spiritual life," and finally, this short little segment on "the book that changed my life." Here you go, it's only a minute long: About two years ago I gave a paper on Evelyn Underhill's Mysticism at a conference on the … [Read more...]

How to Grow a Mandala

My wife pointed me to this video. Well worth watching — and trying out.  … [Read more...]

Fran and Rhiannon singing

Here's a video of Fran and Rhiannon singing at a Methodist Church earlier this month. This was filmed at St. Paul's UMC in Grant Park, Atlanta, where Fran and Rhiannon provided music as part of the church's disability awareness Sunday on March 6, 2011. Thanks to Laura and Talley Wells of Friends of L'Arche Atlanta for inviting Fran and Rhiannon to participate in this wonderful service (and for posting this video on Youtube). … [Read more...]

Wild Goose Festival Trailer!

Here's a little video to watch (and share with your friends) about the Wild Goose Festival. … [Read more...]

If Jesus were born today…

What would the nativity look like if it happened now — in today's socially networked world? … [Read more...]


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