Monthly Archives: August 2012

Connections: A Source for Early-Christian Formation

I’ve become familiar with a source I want to pass on to you:  http://www.ancientfaith.com As you’ll see it’s a website for a radio-oriented ministry, but as you explore the site, you’ll discerer that there are also written posts (lectures and … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Rule: Everything From The Center

In her Preface, Esther de Waal also bring Benedict’s Rule into our lives today, showing how it is having a powerful influence upon the movement referred to as “the new monasticism.” In that regard, I want to recommend a brand-new … Continue reading

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Gleanings: Faith is Surrender

Richard Rohr challenges us not to confuse faith with egotism… When Christianity aligns itself with power (and the mindset of power, which is the need to be right and certain one is right) there’s simply very little room for the … Continue reading

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Ministry Musings: Discernment–Intro

I wrote the book Talking in the Dark: Praying When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, precisely to address the place of prayer when we inevitably confront the mysteries, challenges, and inequities of life. Doing so, led me to consider the role … Continue reading

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Gleanings: The Real Purpose of Prayer

Oswald Chamber’s comment about prayer in today’s reading of My Utmost for His Highest is on target and worth pondering…. Prayer is the way that the life of God in us is nourished. Our common ideas regarding prayer are not … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: A Vocational Perspective (3)

Living vocationally is not something abstract or detached.  When our ministry is rooted in God—when belonging to Jesus and listening to him is our primary understanding of vocation, we find that one of the first things he tells us is … Continue reading

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The Teaching Life: Asking Questions

When I began to teach, I thought my role was to sift through all the “maze” of information and pull out the best “answers” I could find, and then pass them on to the students with as much passion, creativity, … Continue reading

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