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Why I’m a spiritual weirdo. (And why you might be, too.)

Hi. I’m Mike. It may have been awhile since we’ve connected, or this might be our very first time. I’m seeing a lot of fresh faces this season,* so it’s high time I re-introduce myself. You see, I thought I had a ‘normal’ upbringing, ‘till friends from different backgrounds assured me it’s actually quite weird. […]

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Luminous Darkness: An Advent Exercise to Embrace Wholeness

As the days grow shorter and autumn deepens its hues, this past Sunday marked the beginning of the season many Jesus-followers call Advent. Once, Mary began her long journey to Jerusalem to oblige their state’s census while growing the life of Emmanuel (God-with-us) within her. Now, we attend to the ordinary matters of life while […]

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The Ants and the Grasshopper: A must-see documentary on climate and other changes.

How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world?  Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces […]

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Inflamed | Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

The following is an excerpt from Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice by Rupa Marya and Raj Patel. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. As the World Burns Your body is inflamed. If you haven’t felt it yet, you or someone close to you […]

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Where’s God in the Pandemic? Making Sense of the Pain with Four Spiritual Views.

In the United States, we recently reached a grim milestone: 1 in 500 lives have been claimed by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Regular readers of this newsletter know that this statistic includes my own mother. You probably know someone who’s died, too. And many more whose lives have been impacted — either through impaired physical health due to long […]

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