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April 12, 2016
Charles of the Desert
By Rebecca A. Spears One early June, traveling to a wedding in San Diego, I’d...
April 07, 2016
Imitating the Saints
St. Therese once wished aloud that her own mother would die. When her mother scolded...
March 30, 2016
A Rabbi, a Priest, and a Wedding: Part 1
By Danielle Leshaw Father Bill offered a set of instructions. “Walk beside me, never on...
March 29, 2016
Believing in the Beach Boys
The first church I attended as a teenaged new believer swiftly taught me two doctrines:...
March 28, 2016
Fairies and Mystics
On the first day of summer, my daughter created a makeshift microphone in the backyard...
March 18, 2016
Dancing on the Way to Prison
By John Bryant I’m standing in a circle with thirty singing and swaying old men...
March 17, 2016
Changing Positions: A Meditation for Campaign Season
(With help from Donovan, D. T. Suzuki, Qingyuan Weixin, Wallace Stevens, democracy, REM, Bonnie Raitt,...
March 16, 2016
What Happened to Fun?
I was so good, and for such a long time, two weeks at least of...
March 14, 2016
The Living Among the Dead
Thanksgiving Day after I turned four: high fever at dinner, a drive through a blizzard,...
March 11, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Meditation on the Evangelista” by Karen An-Hwei Lee
What if God turned up at your door in the form of a brush salesman?...
March 10, 2016
Praying the Rosary
By Laura Bramon My first rosary is invisible: a string of children’s voices ricocheting off...
March 04, 2016
Learning Poetry, Unlearning God
By Natasha Oladokun In my sophomore year of college, I wrote a poem. Though I...
March 03, 2016
By Judy Bolton-Fasman Sh’ma yisrael Adonai Elohanu Adonai echad—Hear O’ Israel the Lord is God,...
March 02, 2016
Good Enough to Tweet
If you go to any restaurant nowadays, you’ll likely see something that at one time...
March 01, 2016
So Much for the American Dream
My six-year-old son caught me off guard. “I wish we had a backyard,” he said...
February 29, 2016
Love Your Enemies for Lent
Another campaign season is upon us with a vengeance. Actually it's campaign seasons—since the U.S....
February 09, 2016
Honey, Let’s Get Tattoos: Tattoos and Embodiment
Continued from a previous post. Read part 1 here. After my wife Katie and I...
February 01, 2016
How Much God Loves Us
By John Bryant He was born with cerebral palsy and he has it all the...
January 25, 2016
Listening to Simone
By Christiana N. Peterson The woman stands in the entryway of our common building just...
January 11, 2016
Sign-Seeking in the Dark
January is for sleeplessness. Maybe its cause is the temperature inversion that presses pollution down...
December 29, 2015
God is Sacrificial Love
If God is love, as we’re told, then what kind of love is he? In...
December 10, 2015
Waiting for the Blessing
By Lisa Ampleman On Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, my church blesses expectant...
December 07, 2015
After a Thanksgiving Feast
I carry my failure with me. My embarrassment. My shame. It grows. It sets me...
December 02, 2015
Here is Where We Wait
This summer, I climbed the rotting steps to the hayloft of my family's barn to...
November 30, 2015
Saying the Name of God
Recently, I spent a good part of three weeks promoting an event that my parish...
November 24, 2015
The Tyrannical Self-Gaze
I'm doing most of my walking after dark these days as night comes a little...
November 18, 2015
Christian Kerfuffles, Taking Offense, and the Poetry of Li-Young Lee
In late October, I had the privilege of teaching two workshops at the Indiana Faith...
November 02, 2015
My Soul Thirsts
My children’s Michigan fact book says you can’t go more than eight miles without hitting...
October 23, 2015
Hamster Hospice: Caring for God’s Tiny Creatures
For my son, Alex In the final months before our hamster died, I would lie...
October 22, 2015
Blessed Are the Tentmakers
For my daughter, Evangeline Sofia, who celebrated her first birthday on the second day of...
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