Surfing in the Presence of God

Surfing in the Presence of God September 16, 2009

We’ve got an excellent new article up at the Evangelical Portal at Patheos.  A California surfer reflects on encountering God in the water, and the need to preserve God’s creation for the witness it gives.

It begins:

As a surfer, some of the most profoundly connective experiences I have had to God have come in the water. For me, the best time to surf is at sunset, often referred to as an “evening glass-off” session in southern California. At sunset during the late summer months, the wind is calmed and the surface of the water is stilled. The waves turn glassy, and as the sun drops beneath the horizon line of the ocean, the water turns mercurial in nature.

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