This past weekend was Thanksgiving in the United States, and now we’ve entered the season of Advent, the traditional period of holy waiting leading to Christmas. This, during a year that has brought most of us even more than our usual hurry, hesitation, and heartbreak. I find myself puzzling over some complex questions. Namely, […]
During the height of the long-overdue #MeToo reckoning, when so many people (primarily women, and feminine-identified) were sharing their stories of assault, violation, and pain, I wrote a reflection that’s turned out to be my post popular online writing to-date, with over 20,000 readers sharing: An Open Letter to my Brothers in light of #MeToo. In […]
40 years. As of today, that’s how long I’ve roamed this earth. If you happen to be older than me you might chuckle at what I’m about to say, but if you’re younger, consider this: It feels a bit surreal to span decades—like a tiny taste of immortality. I actually remember pretty clearly my decade-falling […]
How many names for Divinity are there? Do the names for God change? Ought they change as humans evolve and as circumstances of life evolve around us? Matthew Fox reveals the urgent need for ancient-future names of God.
Mike’s note: What follows is an Advent reflection from my brilliant wife, Jasmin – part of our Make Advent Great Again lineup. Yet no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence. –Rainer Maria Rilke In this season, I […]