The preacher maintains a sacred conversation between God and the congregation.
On the feast of St. Paul's conversion, Google kept reminding me that it was also Virginia Woolf's birthday.
"Sam," the voice on the phone said, simply. I was transported back 25 years.
Sin distorts the reciprocity for which God made us.
It's not exactly a spiritual gift.
In a course on contemplative prayer, I assigned just six books—and we read them each twice.
The story was gut wrenching. Then came the group's response.
Each December we pray for the key of David to come. What does it lock and unlock?
Most social problems are rooted in the failure of the strong to be gentle with others.
Instead of being an excuse for inaction, thoughts and prayers can turn us toward acts of love.
One tells us we can have anything we want. The other says our problems are someone else's fault.
Some things are worth keeping precisely because they will soon turn to dust.
Is there a center that can hold?
We need to learn to adjust our posture so our theology rings true.
His life had emerged from chaos, but he didn't have a bad word for anyone.