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August 31, 2017
Holy Rover Makes Its Debut
The newly released Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God is a...
July 31, 2017
My new book "Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, & God" (a memoir...
June 27, 2017
Bay View: A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan
Michigan's Bay View Association was founded as part of the Chautauqua movement, which grew out...
June 20, 2017
The Spiritual Side of Michigan’s Mackinac Island
The Native American Cultural History Trail on Michigan's Mackinac Island explores the spiritual side of...
June 13, 2017
An Unexpected Shrine in the Middle of the Big Woods
The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods is a peaceful spot for reflection...
May 16, 2017
Letters To Saint Francis
Abigail Carroll sends Saint Francis a series of letters in the form of poems in...
May 03, 2017
Our Lady of Guadalupe, At Last
I finally get the chance to tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in...
April 25, 2017
Mexico City’s Teotihuacan: The City of the Gods
In a valley about 30 miles from Mexico City lies one of the world's greatest...
April 18, 2017
Pondering Life & Death in the Templo Mayor in Mexico City
Mexico City's Templo Mayor provides rich material for thinking about the dualities of existence: light...
April 04, 2017
The Aztecs: The Worst Neighbors in the World
In Mexico City, I explore the legacy of the Aztecs at the National Museum of...
March 14, 2017
The Buddha in My Phone
To my embarrassment, I've become one of those people who keep bringing up meditation in...
March 08, 2017
The Splendor of Tikal
Tikal, one of the largest Mayan sites, is a place of mystery and grandeur.
February 28, 2017
Finding the Holy In a Tradition Not My Own
Our time in Mayan holy sites enriched my understanding of my own spiritual heritage.
February 22, 2017
A Ceremony Amid Sun-Dappled Mayan Ruins
Miguel Angel Vergara--who is a living link to ancient Maya traditions--led ceremonies at each of...
February 14, 2017
The Mayan Mysteries of Palenque
Palenque, located deep in the jungle of Chiapas, is a place to encounter the complex...
February 09, 2017
Exploring Sacred Mayan Sites in Mexico and Guatemala
In the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala, I explore the mysteries of the Maya with...
December 24, 2016
On Christmas Eve, Thinking about Holsteins and the Holy
The story of Christmas reminds us that the holy is often born in the least...
November 24, 2016
An Invitation to a Sacred Earth Journey to Mayan Holy Sites
In late January, Bob and I will be traveling with Sacred Earth Journeys to Mayan...
November 17, 2016
‘Tis a Gift to be Simple with the Shakers in Kentucky
You might think of the Shakers as hippies without the sex. Consider this: they lived...
October 24, 2016
The Thriving Arab American Community of Dearborn, Michigan
Anyone who thinks you can't be both Muslim and American should go to Dearborn, which...
October 06, 2016
Sick Cats, Grumpy Grandmothers, and Unanswered Prayers
It’s so easy to get cynical in this world, because we all get disappointed again...
September 13, 2016
The Surprising Spiritual Mecca of Crestone, Colorado
I know of no other small town in the world with as many spiritual sites...
September 01, 2016
Recipes for a Sacred Life
Whether she's drawing inspiration from the Dalai Lama, her mom, or her Polish neighbor on...
August 22, 2016
With the God Mithras at Carnuntum
At Carnuntum, an attraction on the border between Austria and Slovakia, I encountered the most...
August 10, 2016
In Vienna, A Tale of Two Churches
Two Vienna churches, Karlskirche and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, gave me insights into...
August 03, 2016
Sunlight and Shadows in Vienna’s City of the Dead
The Central Cemetery in Vienna is one of the best graveyards in the world---a place...
July 25, 2016
Divine Goodness, Channeled Through Blackberry Jam
Our blackberry jam contains the deep, purply-red essence of summer---and provides fodder for some philosophical...
July 18, 2016
Learning From Aging
We all are born, and we all will die. While there are many variations in...
July 11, 2016
The Pilgrim Journey
Why would anyone brave bedbugs, robbers, shipwrecks and other hazards to go on pilgrimage? James...
June 29, 2016
A School for the Soul: Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation
In Albuquerque, the Center for Action and Contemplation is home to the ecumenical ministry of...
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