Marcus Borg is a leader in progressive Christianity. I honour him and respect his work. There are some differences in our thinking, but I thought I'd put this exchange that Marcus had with a follower about the divinity of Jesus out to you for your … Continue Reading
You Wonder Why I Love You
Cupped in your hands
You hold a black-capped chickadee,
impossibly elegant and soft,
in his moment after death.
no glass walls
of green needles
and … Continue Reading
The Story of the Exodus: The God of Freedom
A paradigmatic tale for Jews, and subsequently for Christians, the story of the Exodus begins with enslavement of the Hebrew people by Egyptian pharaohs (kings). In the story, the Egyptian … Continue Reading
On a recent trip to speak in St. John's Newfoundland I brought along a copy of Paulo Coelho's book, The Alchemist. I pulled out my copy and started to read. The woman beside me smiled, pulled out her copy, and we both thought it was an amusing … Continue Reading
Every now and then a dark night of the soul visits us. Hopeless thoughts about the end of the world, or how our lives haven’t amounted to much threaten to bring us down. Nothing seems to be going as planned. Relationships let you down. Life loses its … Continue Reading
This week's blog post is another instalment of poems that are inspired by dreams and dream images, grounded in my conviction that dreams are an expression of the soul.
Gandhi's Big Toe
I was saved
by Gandhi’s big toe.
The man of … Continue Reading