Pass the Peace, Please

In flu season, we avoid shaking hands with each other for fear that we will pass the virus to others, or that others will pass the virus to us. We believe in germs. We believe in viruses. We believe in transmission. We believe in hand sanitizers. Some people do not participate in “the passing of [Read More…]

Lent Post Round-Up! A Progressive Christian Lent at Patheos

“God needs nothing, asks nothing, and demands nothing, like the stars. It is life with God which demands these things… You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness in necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.” — [Read More…]

On the Pilgrim’s Journey: A Q&A with Christine Valters Paintner

“Pilgrim:  Someone who makes an intentional journey courting holy disruption.” — Christine Valters Paintner One of my very favorite writers on the spiritual life is Christine Valters Paintner, an author, Benedictine Oblate, and Abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts. When one of her emails graces my inbox, I notice my pulse slowing, and I [Read More…]


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