The Uncomfortable Path to Maturity

Maturity and Flourishing / Spirituality

Long before I heard the term, disequilibrium was a part of the process of growth in my life. It’s the term educational theorists use…

The Gnostic Life

Scripture / Spirituality

There are always people who talk a good deal about prayer, but don’t go near the creation theater. It is not that they don’t…

Seeing beyond the traces

Creation / Faith / Spirituality

One of the things I love about winter in Minnesota is how tracks are left to tell a story in newly fallen snow. In…

A Prayer for Terrorists

Faith / Spirituality

How does one pray in an age marred by terrorism? What words do I use, and for what do I ask? When I recognize…

The life of faith in an evolving world: a sketch

Faith / Spirituality

In the beginning God created everything necessary for natural life. In time, the stars, planets, minerals, trees and all earthly beings would spring from…

Of Things Unseen

Faith / Spirituality

One day, in the early seventies, I walked into the bookstore instead of just past it, as was my habit. As a lover of…

Facing Guns and Horror

Community / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In a thoughtful and pained reflection, “The Inexplicable: Inside the mind of a mass killer,” Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard tries to comprehend the…