Finding God in the Sunset [A Prayer]

Good and gracious God, I suppose I'm one of those 'idiots' who can find you in a sunset. I see you in the swooping play of seagulls and in the quiet stillness of deep waters. I have heard a silent hymn sung by the light of the Milky Way and I have heard the choral … Continue reading Finding God in the Sunset [A Prayer]

Unconditional Love [A Prayer]

Good and gracious God, In a world where you can both LOVE your family  and LOVE Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, it can be difficult to truly understand the love we are called to practice. With so many ideas and understandings of love we provide ourselves with a buffet of choices for how to … Continue reading Unconditional Love [A Prayer]

How The Wild Goose Festival Cured My Heebie-Jeebies

Part 2 of my sabbatical adventure away from the church entitled: "Church No More."   It might be that the thing which concerned me the most about leaving the church was losing my spiritual community.  It's not that I thought the spiritual-but-not-religious folk were helplessly lonely people wandering around seeking a spiritual community. Not at … Continue reading How The Wild Goose Festival Cured My Heebie-Jeebies

Nationalism: Antagonist to Spirituality, a Nation, and Activism

Nationalism is a spirituality killer. Let me clarify. Spirituality is sets of beliefs and practices that give us a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. At its best, it opens us up to possibilities and connects us with others. Nationality is its enemy. Nationality presents a very narrow world perspective. Rather than opening … Continue reading Nationalism: Antagonist to Spirituality, a Nation, and Activism

Following Jesus in the Age of Trump: Resistance as a Spiritual Practice

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte “Religion is the opiate of the people.” ― Karl Marx Trump, at some point in his bid for Presidency, recognized the reality of those two statements. Then seemingly out of nowhere, never having been … Continue reading Following Jesus in the Age of Trump: Resistance as a Spiritual Practice