Finding God at Elmina Castle

Each time I approach Elmina Castle on the Cape Coast of Ghana, I am struck by the beauty of its setting.  The Castle sits on a bluff looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.   Swaying palms. Breaking waves.  Shimmering white sand on an endless beach.  Blazing saffron sunsets. However, the beauty is counterfeit.  Evil permeates Elmina.

The Old City of Jerusalem

The Old City in Jerusalem is chockablock with thin places. Countless worship and pilgrimage sites for the three Abrahamic faiths are packed within one square kilometer.   I find it all overwhelming.  For the most part I have not experienced the transcendent power of being in a thin place when I am in the OldContinue reading “The Old City of Jerusalem”

On the lookout for thin places

Have you ever had the sensation that the barrier between the temporal and the eternal has become porous or indeed disappeared entirely? Then you’ve found a “thin place.”  One of my goals in this blog is to share my experiences of those places with you so that you can be on the lookout as well.

Hearing God’s Voice on Middle Path

Middle Path runs right through the center of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The Middle Path, or as Anglicans and Episcopalians call it, the via media, is the path between Roman Catholicism and Puritanism. It is by following the via media that one comes closest to finding the truth. But, can you also find GodContinue reading “Hearing God’s Voice on Middle Path”

Is there room for God in your carry-on bag?

Do you ever feel you leave God behind when you enter the gates of hell that our airports have become? You don’t have to. Here are 5 strategies that I’ve found helpful in bringing God with me when I travel.