Two things

Today is the twenty-sixth day of Lent. If you are part of a religion or spiritual tradition with a bible, scriptures, traditions, steps, or any sort of received wisdom, you should embrace your tradition's teachings...

Back in the game

Monday, March 26th. The 34th day of Lent. I was pretty excited about the softball game on Sunday with the Episcopalians. It's just a recreational league. No practicing or anything. Whoever shows up can play....

Station Thirteen: Jesus dies on the cross

Monday, March 12th. The 20th day of Lent. Station Thirteen: Jesus dies on the cross. Luke 23:44-46 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the...

A thing that happened

What I feel like is a man slowly drifting away from his faith. It's not an intellectual process. My commitment to Christianity is far deeper than mind games now. My faith is of the...

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...

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...

Back to the Body: The final word

Thursday, March 8th. The 16th day of Lent. I think I'll wrap up the Back to the Body series tonight. I've learned a few lessons over the last 10 months. Here they are. At the...

I still care about stuff

Thursday, March 1st. The 9th day of Lent. A day after I wrote that thing about compassion fatigue, a young minister friend contacted me. He is not long out of seminary and serving for the...

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...

Back to the Body part 3

Monday, March 5th. The 13th day of Lent. In May of 2010 I began to exercise and eat in a more healthy way. After 5 months, I started to write about my journey in a...