Random reflections on lying

Discernment / Faith / Maturity and Flourishing / Scripture

“I’d like to move next February,” my mother told me. She looked me in the eye intently and repeated herself. “I’m going to move…

Graceful Social Justice: CreatureKind and the Ethics of Food

Creation / Maturity and Flourishing / Ordinary Life

Environmentalists come in different flavors. There are dirt environmentalists like Rachel Carson and Wendell Berry. There are ice environmentalists like Al Gore focusing on…

Sudden Death

Community / Family / Ordinary Life

Sudden Death Looking back to November of last year with all the cantankerousness and incivility of mid-term elections, on the day we voted we…

On being chided and rebuked

Community / Ordinary Life / Spirituality

A good friend chided me for showing frustration instead of patience with some friends. Actually, the correct term is rebuked, but “chided,” sounds better…

Busy, fast and distracted

Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World / Work and Rest

Last month I sat in a coffee shop in Portsmouth, NH —if you are ever in that lovely coastal city do have coffee at…

Expertise vrs. Wisdom

Discernment / Faith / Ordinary Life

Knowledge isn’t enough I’ve noticed recently that I hear a lot about expertise and being knowledgeable or informed, but I rarely hear anyone talk…

Fifty Years of Ordinary

Family / Maturity and Flourishing / Ordinary Life

While we were away in October for our vacation, I expected to review the milestones of Fifty Years of Marriage. Isn’t that what people…

Faithfulness, Not Results

Maturity and Flourishing / Ordinary Life

“We are called to a selfless stewardship of all callings, cultures, and creation in a manner that is creative, life affirming, and God honoring,”…