The moves of my life

Wednesday, March 21st. The 29th day of Lent. I've always been glad that I was born in 1961 because my life divides itself easily into decades. It's a bit of an artificial division, but it...

Our ancient foe

Today is the third day of Lent. In the religious world of my upbringing, Satan was understood to be a real being. If you could get coordinates and had the ability to travel through space...

Station Three: Jesus is condemned.

Saturday, March 10th. The 18th day of Lent. I have been asked to write three prayers for the 2012 Covenant stations of the cross, which will be displayed and open to the public at Covenant...

Nametags

Monday, April 2nd. The 41st day of Lent. There is a somewhat controversial program that many ambitious ministers try to implement in churches, mostly without success. I'm talking about the infamous "nametag" member identification strategy....

The Way of Wandering

Tuesday, February 28th. The 7th day of Lent. This post is a follow up to some things I wrote about on Saturday. If the mythic framework of your childhood world no longer satisfies, you can hit...

There’s a new voice coming

Tuesday, March 20th. The 28th day of Lent. Of course, one of the dangers of writing from the unconscious and writing every night without much time to edit yourself is that everyone can see your...

All these mindful things

Today is the second day of Lent. I sat alone a few rows from the front last night at Saint Francis with ashes on my forehead, still uncertain of what this year's lenten discipline would...

Filioque Protest

Friday, March 9th. The 17th day of Lent. It's been an interesting thing for this lifelong Baptist to be attending an Episcopal Church. I can't say if we will join. I have a lot of...

Small time

Friday, March 30th. The 38th day of Lent. I'm at Laity Lodge this weekend. I write for this retreat center in a secret way, which I greatly enjoy. I rode up with Paul Soupiset, who...

Compassion Fatigue

Monday, February 27th. The 6th day of Lent. There was this moment in 2009 when I knew for sure that I had to get out of the ministry. It was on a Wednesday night and...