Finding Sanctuary: A Q&A with Spiritual Director Terry Hershey


“Sanctuary is not a ‘program’ or a ‘project.’ Our western mindset can see sanctuary as something on a list to check off, and if we’re diligent, something we can excel at. But sanctuary is not someplace we arrive. It is a journey, a direction we are going. An invitation to present, attentive and grounded—regardless of [Read More...]

A Wider Season: Reflections on “The Season of the Nativity”

Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Extremist By Sybil MacBeth We have a delightful challenging gift in Sybil MacBeth’s new book, subtitled “Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Extremist.” Those of us who have enjoyed her previous [Read More...]

Mercy in the City: A Q&A with Kerry Weber


“Lent isn’t just a self-help season; we’re called to do these things as a part of a community. We’re called to become better people and to love God more, not simply for ourselves, but so that we can begin to love others more, as well.” — Kerry Weber, author, Mercy in the City Several years [Read More...]

Martha Baker Reviews “Connecting Like Jesus”

{Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling. Connecting Like Jesus: Practices for Healing, Teaching, and Preaching. Jossey-Bass. 232 pages. $21.95} Reviewed by Martha K. Baker Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling set out to write Connecting Like Jesus to prove that “relationships can be radically transformed through integrating communication practices with spiritual practices.” They succeed. In Connecting Like Jesus, [Read More...]