Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality


What is monastic spirituality and what might it offer us and the world today? Author Carl McColman has written a beautiful new book that, while focusing on one particular order of monasticism, the Cistercians, reveals the very heart and soul of monastic life and practice. In doing so, he presents a radically counter-cultural expression of living in [Read More...]

Spotlight: New Movie Exposes Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Cover-Up


There really are so many more things to be outraged over as a Christian than a red coffee cup. Take, for instance, the new movie, Spotlight. Opening this month, Spotlight tells the true story of the the Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shocked the city and world by exposing the Catholic Church’s systematic cover-up [Read More...]

A More Colorful Children’s Sermon: A Q&A with Rev. Adam Walker Cleaveland


If you’re one of those pastors (or parishioners!) who dreads the “Children’s Moment” during worship, artist and Rev. Adam Walker Cleaveland has just made your Sunday morning a whole lot better. His brand new Illustrated Children’s Moments, a series of illustrations based on the lectionary for use in church, Sunday school and all week long, will help [Read More...]