Got Questions?

I am part of the 2017 Cohort of the Living School, a 2-year program of (mostly) distance learning from Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation. The curriculum began in earnest in mid-September, and we are now in the second session of a program of intense reading. James Finley, one of the core faculty for…

O God, Reframe Us

Reframe. 15 of our youth and four adults returned last Saturday from a wonderful workcamp week in Wintersville Ohio. They arrived at Church on Sunday morning, tired (one person said he was going to go home and sleep for 24 hours), elated from their experience and sporting t-shirts that said “Reframe.” Some shirts were pretty…

Shanti

I recently returned from a week-long yoga retreat in Puerto Morelos, a lovely little fishing village in the Yucatan peninsula about 25 miles south of Cancun. We had two yoga sessions each day, and our instructor ended each session by placing her palms together, looking at each one of us, bowing her head and saying…

Gifts of the Spirit: Reflections on Quiet Day

The first thing I noticed a few minutes after I had slid into my seat in the chapel was that my body relaxed. It has been a long time since I have had a whole day of quiet, with nothing I have to do, or can do, and all organized by other people. The Seekers…

Body Memories

“No way, no how,” I thought to myself, glaring mutinously at my yoga instructor. No way was I going to balance upside-down on my head and arms bearing all my body weight with my legs kicked up against the wall “to build upper body strength.” Whatever happened to good old push-ups? After several false starts…

Ashes to Go: Taking church to the streets

The reality of our lives is that more of God’s people are out there in the streets than in church. I’ve been wanting to do this for years.  Ash Wednesday arrived clear and cold this year. I left my house around 7 a.m., having arranged to meet my new buddy, the Rev. Carm Evans (Skyline…