Sabbath Elevators and Returning from Vacation Exhausted

I tried to have lunch with a friend from church and he said, “I have an opening ~ not this Tuesday, but the one following that ~ and it will have to be a late lunch, say, around 2:30 and, sorry in advance, but it will have to be quick because I have another appointment [Read More…]

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…]

Stronger Together: Observing an Interfaith Lent

By J. Dana Trent Author, Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk  Deep-Fried Faith Four years ago, I spent Shrove Tuesday eating my weight in sausage patties and golden pancakes. Then I became a vegetarian for Lent. My first vegetarian Ash Wednesday was met with nausea and a [Read More…]