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Carl McColman May 18, 2016
My friends, I'm happy to announce my forthcoming book, due in October 2016.Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints and Sages is a companion volume to The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. I originally env...
Carl McColman Mar 23, 2016
I hope you have had a wonderful and prayerful Lent, and that your Holy Week is likewise a time for reflection and contemplative waiting. Here's looking forward to Easter — and the Easter season. May i...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Mar 22, 2016
Many years ago, when God was a boy and I was an Episcopalian, I heard a lovely Easter sunday sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Francis Wade at St. Alban's Church, in the shadow of the National Cathedral...
Carl McColman Mar 10, 2016
Did you know that when Pope Francis was a little boy, he wanted to be a butcher when he grew up?Or that, as a young man, his favorite dance was the tango?These are just two of many delightful surprise...
Carl McColman Mar 04, 2016
"Silence is where we speak something deeper than our words...""Silence returns us to what is real."These are two of many jewels of insight spoken over the course of In Pursuit of Silence, a luminous a...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Mar 01, 2016
As part of the Patheos Book Club, I've recently read Operating on Faith: A Painfully True Love Story by Matt Weber. Weber is the author of Fearing the Stigmata, about his search as a young Catholic fo...
Carl McColman Feb 29, 2016
February 29 is the feast day of St. John Cassian — who, in addition to being a "leap year saint" is also one of the most important early contemplatives in the Christian tradition.Cassian (ca. 360-435)...
Carl McColman Feb 25, 2016
Norman Wirzba, who teaches Christian theology at Duke Divinity School, has written a sobering article in which, based on the kind of rhetoric that we see during our presidential campaign this year, he...
A Contemplative Faith
Carl McColman Feb 12, 2016
A couple of years ago, Bart Ehrman's book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee caused a bit of a ruckus among conservative Christians. Ehrman, a New Testament scholar...
Carl McColman Jan 28, 2016
As a blogger, I tend to avoid politics like it's radioactive. Not because I don't have political views (I do, and they're rather strong), but because of my conviction that contemplative prayer is for ...
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