Thin Places

Last week, the lovely web magazine In Earnest published an essay of mine (accompanied by lovely watercolors!) that I originally wrote in graduate school, about a trip to Dublin and the interstitial spaces where salvation happens: A few summers ago, my husband Tom and I were in Dublin for a week, and one day, we took [Read More...]

Who is the Sabbath For?

All this week at her blog, Amy Julia Becker invited guest bloggers to answer the question, “Who is the Sabbath for?” So I began to wonder if this fourth commandment was a hinge command, a command that both linked to the first three commandments in our relationship to God and a command that linked to [Read More...]

Thin Places: Theological Reflections and Caveats

Part 11 of series: Thin Places Today I want to wrap up this series on thin places by offering some theological reflections and hesitations. If you’re joining this series late in the game, let me say that the language of “thin place” is a Celtic metaphor that describes physical locations in which God is especially [Read More...]

The Church as a Thin Place: Dreams and Visions

Part 10 of series: Thin Places In yesterday’s post, I began reflecting in a more practical way on the church as a thin place. Today I want to continue these reflections, sharing a few of my dreams and visions for the church. The Church as a Place of Prayer for All Peoples In the Old [Read More...]


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