Stewardship in the Quotidian: The Kingdom in the Bathroom

Community / Discernment / Spirituality

The ethical dilemma of my Monday morning: what should I do about a nasty toilet seat? My local coffee shop only has one bathroom,…

Technology and the Biblical Story

Community / Culture / Discernment / Maturity and Flourishing

Years ago, as a young engineer recently graduated from school and sitting in a cubical farm, I recall wondering, “What does the Gospel have…

Race in America: A Conversation

Community / Culture / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Reading the World—interview of Luke Bobo on Race in America “To love your neighbor as yourself,” Christopher Wright says in The Mission of God,…

When to Argue or Not

Community / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Sometimes I swear it feels like everyone has become the worst sort of fundamentalist: quick to argue, slow to listen, no, unable to listen,…

Excerpt: Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)

Books / Community / Spirituality

The Nun’s Funeral The old nun’s funeral was held at dawn, in accordance with her specific wish that her life be celebrated as holy…

Can We End Well and Enjoy Coffee, Too?

Community / Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Dear Friends, Although I’m dedicating this letter to Katy B. who has begun a dangerous journey, please come along, all of you, for none…

Say, “Thank you.”

Community / Hospitality / Ordinary Life / Visual Art

“Choose whatever you like!” We were sitting in the Bustard’s living room looking through a stack of original prints and the artist was making…

Make Me Find Joy

Community / Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Drought – now there’s a word. Drought. Like California. Like now as I try to write. It’s been like trying to cough up fish…

Gift Couch

Community / Hospitality / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Camelback couch needs a new look From the moment it was hauled through the front door, I hated that pine-green naugahyde couch. It stank…