When Did ‘Just Showing Up’ Become Not Enough?


As a kid I had a single bookshelf in my bedroom that served a two-fold purpose; the bottom shelves held books, while the top shelves housed a wide assortment of cheap, “golden” (yellow plastic) trophies. By the time I finished playing sports, there were easily fifteen or twenty trophies lining those shelves. The thing is though, [Read More...]

A Spiritual Path to Gratitude

Brother David Steindl-Rast has contended in his writings that gratitude is foundational to a healthy spiritual life. If that is true, and I believe it is, then how might we expand our capacity for gratitude? Perhaps some reflections drawn from the story of Moses’ encounter with God in Exodus 33:12-23 can lead us along a path to [Read More...]

Bearing Beauty: The Studio P(atheos) Interview Series with guest John Noltner


“Bearing beauty includes creating beautiful things and being about beautiful movements in our world…often movements of revolution, redemption and transformation.” – Heatherlyn, singer and songwriter In our second session of the new Bearing Beauty interview series here at Patheos, we’re introducing you to artist and freelance photographer John Noltner. Noltner is the creator and producer of A Peace [Read More...]