Eye Gazing in Prison on Holy Saturday


I spent Holy Saturday at the Philadelphia FDC 3South floor with 12 incarcerated women attending a 2-day Heart to Heart retreat. I was there to share the gift of yoga and meditation. The women really appreciate our visits and openly express their desire to learn.Our last exercise was an eye-gazing and I was partnered with Smoke, an African American woman of about 35. Smoke smiled a lot and agreed that she was willing to try it but admitted it made her nervous to stare into a stranger’s eyes f … [Read more...]

Why Evangelize Evolution?


I’m often asked, “Why do you evangelize evolution? What ‘good news’ does science offer?” The following is my typical response...I used to be confused by many aspects of the world, including my inner world. Thanks to an embrace of big history as my creation story, I no longer am. I now have a depth of understanding that saints and sages down through the ages, including the biblical writers themselves, never imagined possible.I used to struggle with temptations and what I considered “sinful … [Read more...]

How Collective Communal Preaching Keeps People From Being Cheated

Over the last few years I have been agitating for churches and communities to move from speech making in preaching to a collective approach.I wrote about this in my book Preaching in the Inventive Age (formerly Preaching Re-Imagined).Here is a story of the power of that from my church, Solomon's Porch this last Sunday as we read the story of the woman putting the two copper coins in the Temple treasury in Mark 12.  … [Read more...]