It was with shock and sadness that I heard about Marcus Borg's death this past week. Most of my mentor's have been authors, and Marcus was right near the top of that list. I discovered his writing when I was serving my second congregation, and it … Continue Reading
This week, religious communities of every faith, including Islamic, have responded with horror and compassion to the religiously motivated killings in Paris. The hateful ideology that warrants, indeed blesses, such violence represents religion at its … Continue Reading
Last week I shared an experience of being in meditation without actually committing to being fully present. I was flooded with thoughts. It wasn't until I realized that yes I did want to be right where I was that I experienced the joy and the peace … Continue Reading
Do You Want To Be Here?
While meditating I indulged a question that popped into my mind. Why was I having so many thoughts? The irony of entertaining the very kind of thought I was seeking liberation from was not lost on me. Nevertheless, I … Continue Reading
Two posts ago I wrote the first part of this two-part reflection about community. I want to thank you for your many comments reflecting your own experience of community. Indeed many of you have direct experience of intentional community. I was … Continue Reading
Midrash on Luke 2: (Text Below)
Luke uses Simeon and Anna, respected priest and elder and both led by the Spirit,(nothing good happens in Luke's gospel without the prompting of the Holy Spirit) to authorize Jesus' status as the … Continue Reading