Author Archive | Mike Morrell

“I Have Disarmed Myself” | The Wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Someone once asked Inayat Khan – founder of the Sufi Order International (now The Inayati Order) and beloved Murshid (or Teacher) to many – “Are you a pessimist?” “No,”  Pir-o-Murshid replied. “An optimist, but with open eyes.” * * * * * * * Someone said to Murshid, “I heard them talk against you.” “Did they?” said he. […]

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Ask Me Anything: In Conversation with Cara Meredith [Interview]

I recently connected with writer, speaker, pastor, podcaster, coach, mama, wife, and activist-theologian Cara Meredith. We talk about The Divine Dance, the writing life, and the experiences that change us. Let’s dive into Cara’s questions, shall we? Tell us a bit about yourself, will you?  Hi Cara – thank you for having me here today. Sure thing! […]

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Raindrops of Love for a Thirsty World

Mike’s note: Scripture attests to an astonishing spiritual reality: A world created by, through, and sustained within a God Who’s all-in-all. We are given the dignity to remain in separation concsciousness if we so choose, but we can also “join to the Lord and become One Spirit” with God (1 Corinthians 6:17 ). What follows […]

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Point Vierge: In Conversation with Alana Levandoski on Thomas Merton’s Winding Journey [Audio]

I recently sat down with my friend, contemplative singer-songwriter Alana Levandoski, to discuss her upcoming album exploring the life and spirituality of the 20th century Cistercian monk, scribe, and arguably leading mystic of modernity, Thomas Merton. This new album – entitled Point Vierge: the Journey of Thomas Merton in Song – is new collaboration with master contemplative […]

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Garden Table Apocalypse | Diana Butler-Bass

Mike’s note: The following reflection from Diana Butler Bass – an excerpt from her book Grounded: Finding God in the World – is part of a special guest-post series anticipating this November’s Gospel of Peace Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This unprecedented gathering, taking place November 2-4, 2017, features Diana, Richard Rohr, Stanley Hauerwas, Danielle […]

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