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…

The Appearance of Virtue

Faith / Maturity and Flourishing / Spirituality

I set out one night When the tide was low There were signs in the sky But I did not know I’d be caught…

Is Everything Political?

Community / Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In Our Only World (2015), Wendell Berry argues that people must be careful to resist the temptation of politicization: the habit of mind that…

A Conversation About Ferguson

Community / Culture / Safe Place / Spirituality

Introduction Meet Greg Pitchford and Luke Bobo. Luke is a 55 year-old African-American male and Greg is a 51 year-old White-American male. Luke lives…

Blaming God

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

The long line of ants parading across the kitchen counter leads to a jar of sticky strawberry jelly left open last night by someone…

Creation Turned Bad

Creation / Spirituality

Bill Gates recently included a fascinating graphic on his blog to highlight the deadliness of mosquito borne illnesses, a problem the Gates Foundation is…