The Epiphany Blessing: 20+C+M+B+16

Epiphany (Greek for epiphaneia, manifestation) is the holy day remembering Jesus Christ’s revealing to the world and has been celebrated since at least th...

Friday Florilegium

I’ve been immersed in Karl Barth on prayer for the past 6 weeks, gearing up to write another dissertation chapter. Here are two tidbits: “[There is ...

Living in the Peaceable Kingdom

Each Thursday during Lent, I offer a vegan recipe as I learn to cook and like vegetables, and as I contemplate what it means to live non-violently. In my heart,...

Friday Florilegium

As the birds build nests, as the furry catkins bud on the willow, new bright green leaves open in the sunniest places, and cherry blossoms begin to pink-tinge t...

Defining Moments

They came through the doors, two or three at a time. Wrote name tags and found a place in the circle. Thirty eight middle and high school students from three Se...

Sword Fighting

Sometimes I’m sure I rattle when I walk or think or talk or simply stand, paralyzed. Chains, binding and heavy, clank about me.  Doubt. Worry. Fear. Sadne...