spiritual formation

Helping others without knowing how to help myself

The biggest questions that have plagued me lately cut deep in my soul: How can I help people, when I can barely help myself? How do I provide hope for others, when I myself feel very little hope ? How do I heal, when I am so broken? How do I offer spiritual direction, in […]

One year ago… Unanswered prayer… a response and a theology

Perhaps the one of the most difficult reasons for maintaining a sustainable prayer practice and perhaps one of the most painful parts of being in relationship with a God who is so much greater than any of us. How do I respond to someone who prays for healing of a loved one and does not receive it?

When we suck again

I may be the master of self-deception and not even know it. See, we can be wise, we can value all the right things, we can study and pray and serve and meditate… And then all of a sudden we realize we are just a big Shit. There is always something…

Discipline, Action, Suffering, Death

Stations on the Road to Freedom Dietrich Bonhoeffer; July 21, 1944 Written the day after his failed attempt to assassinate Hitler Discipline If you set out to seek freedom, then learn above all discipline of soul and senses, so that your passions and your limbs might not lead you confusedly hither and yon. Chaste be […]

Rohr – Christians have a phd in “either/or”

Thank you for your words, once again, Richard. Here, he talks about the all-too-common dualism in Christianity (about the 7:00 mark). From the Evolutionary Christianity website. Richard Rohr on Evolutionary Christianity Other highlights… how did we go from the inclusive son of God, who spends time with tax collectors, sinners, and prostitutes into an exclusive […]

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