Today I find myself in Liberia where I am learning about Episcopal Relief & Development’s work to mobilize faith leaders in the effort to end violence against women and children. It’s innovative and impressive work (and I’m not just saying that because I’m the president). Often, approaches to working with faith leaders “instrumentalize” them. ThatContinue reading ““The silence has been broken.””
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Hurricane Harvey: What can I do to help?
Starting on Sunday, as the scope and devastation of Hurricane Harvey became apparent, my email box began to fill with some version of: “What can I do to help?” I praise God for these emails. When we see images of people suffering, we want to do something. That’s understandable. As Christians, we are called to seek andContinue reading “Hurricane Harvey: What can I do to help?”
Three Everyday Thin Places
You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to find a thin place. In fact, it’s important to find them in your everyday life. But, you have to be looking for them. Here are three thin places that I try to visit on a regular basis.
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.