We seem to want public figures with inconsequential beliefs.
Life of Faith
Sometimes it’s boring. Sometimes it’s thrilling. Sometimes it makes me cry.
I keep secret in myself an Egypt That doesn’t exist. Is that good or bad? I don’t know. –Rumi
When my arm is stretched out and blood is trickling out of me, I find myself thinking of Jesus.
Mary has no hand to clutch or shoulder to lean on.
The Sunday I decided to tell the truth about my miscarriage.
My students and I are finding our way into the world again with Evagrius, Teresa of Ávila, and Howard Thurman.
“I love this process of searching because oftentimes, we end up finding what we’re looking for but not in the way that we imagined when we started the process—not how we originally thought we would find God.”
Kurt Piehler reconstructs the lived religious experience of the World War II battlefield.
During the pandemic, I’ve realized how much I rely on her as a proxy for my faith.
“We have learned to accept diversity in the many peoples around us by falling in love with their foods… that’s why I’m optimistic.”
The Nigerian-born activist grew up in Maine playing with the dirt—and experiencing environmental racism.
For Simone Weil, paying attention means asking, ”What are you going through?”
“We are not exaggerating when we say that we found the remains of the two rooms of Mary of Egypt. This is no legend; it’s reality. It’s a holy place, where the heavens opened three times. . . . It is the most important spot in the world.”
The only thing it lacked was a desert—so the monks imagined one.