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September 07, 2016
I Have No Idea Where I’m Going
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see...
May 11, 2016
My Prayer Is Not Prayer
My prayer is not prayer, not exactly. It includes words. It may even begin with...
September 11, 2015
By Shannon Huffman Polson I’d just put my two young sons to bed when I...
June 30, 2015
The Dissonant Note
This post was made possible through the support of a grant from The BioLogos Foundation’s...
June 29, 2015
Learning to Pray
Go, sit in your cell, and your cell will teach you everything. —Abba Moses The...
June 26, 2015
Two weeks after we moved to the Mennonite community in rural Illinois, a baby was...
June 17, 2015
Wanted: God—Dead or Alive?
If you practice a religion faithfully—faith-fully—, why do you do this? And why is it...
June 12, 2015
Sunday Morning at Wegmans, Prince George’s County, Maryland
It is the Feast of Pentecost on the Eastern Orthodox calendar, the annual commemoration of...
June 11, 2015
Prayers in the River
I stand hip-deep in a river, casting into the eddies. I am not the kind...
May 29, 2015
By Jessica Mesman Griffith My best friend died suddenly almost two years ago. She’d lived...
May 28, 2015
What Is a Christian?
According to recent survey by the Pew Research Center, the number of U.S. adults who...
May 22, 2015
The Two Lists
Seven-year old Isaiah found a small desk in the back of our garage and claimed...
May 18, 2015
In the Marrow of Depression and Anxiety
By the time you read this, I’ll be feeling much better. Therapy will have commenced,...
May 14, 2015
Contemplative Questions: An Interview on Spirituality and Prayer with Fr. Raymond Shore, OP, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. Jan Vallone: You say that joy is the knowledge of the possession...
May 13, 2015
Contemplative Questions: An Interview on Spirituality and Prayer with Fr. Raymond Shore, OP, Part 1
Spurred by both confusion and curiosity, I recently took a graduate course on contemporary spirituality...
May 12, 2015
There’s a line from last year’s thought-provoking film, Calvary, that’s uttered by a young French...
April 21, 2015
What Will Pass for Mercy
By Brian Volck “Do not say God is just. Justice has not been evident in...
April 13, 2015
No Glory in Jericho
I was standing with a Palestinian Muslim and three Jews. Jericho. The ancient city. Some...
April 10, 2015
Prayer in Five Parts
“Prayer…is always available to us.” –St. Seraphim of Sarov I I sit atop my red...
March 27, 2015
Dollar Store Evangelism
Because I enjoy the finer things in life, I ran into Dollar Tree the other...
March 20, 2015
My Only Begotten Sin
Because I remain restless and impatient even in middle age, I am often only halfway...
February 23, 2015
The Tenth Leper
Guest post by Kelly Foster If you grow up in the South, you learn to...
February 20, 2015
Back to the Drawing Board
To say I can't draw myself out of a cardboard box is to assume I...
August 18, 2014
Rules for Celebrating: An Observation from the Way of Saint James, Part 2
Continued from last week. The Way of Saint James—El Camino de Santiago—is a pilgrimage across...
August 15, 2014
Our Mother Mary
Today is the Feast of the Dormition (the “falling asleep”) of the Mother of God....
December 19, 2013
Blow on the Coal of the Heart
I light the first candle of Advent. We have no wreath. This is our first...
September 11, 2013
Spiritual Counsel Part 2: Prayer and the Desert
As I wrote yesterday, my spiritual director, Fr. Bill Shannon, had said early in our...
September 10, 2013
Spiritual Counsel Part 1: Barking Dogs
“It’s good that you see spiritual direction in terms of a dog, instead of only...
August 29, 2013
Falling Upward: Don Draper Meets Richard Rohr
Guest Post By Cathy Warner The opening credits of Mad Men have always disturbed...
August 27, 2013
I Hate Summer
We are on the lip of September. August has passed rapidly once again, predictably, dying...
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