I’m astonished at how much can change in the turn of a season. In late January this year, my mom died. It had been Christmas, just before. But it didn’t feel like Christmas. My mother-in-law had died just two months before; my parents and my children were separated from each other by hours and […]
This Lent, we have a choice: between ‘tempus edax rerum’ and ‘memento mori’: Do we let time devour us, or truly digest our lives?
With the gifts of the magi and the looting of the capitol, we experienced two contrasting Epiphanies this week — one in sacred time, the other quite ‘profane.’ Yet they might lead us each to a similar place of sacred pause: to dreams, signs in the heavens, intuitive gifts and obedience to magic — keeping […]
I had a great time chatting with Bob Hutchins on his Rumors of Grace podcast. In this episode, we talk about: The blessings and burdens of looking into the future (strategic foresight) Does contemplative practice and spirituality (mysticism) represent the future of faith? Why or why not? The promise of permaculture in re-wilding our lives […]
The following is an excerpt from Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Rachel Held Evans profile from Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints On a hot summer night in 1991, a 10-year old girl lies in bed, trying to get […]