Metanoia is a Greek word that translates to "Change of Mind", used many times in the New Testament. Thought to translate as "repentance", though not as a practice fueled by guilt or shame, but literally to "change our direction". As many of you who follow my blog know, I have been transitioning through a very … Continue reading Embracing Metanoia
"O you souls who wish to go on with so much safety and consolation, if you knew how pleasing to God is suffering and how much it helps in acquiring other good things, you would never seek consolation in anything; but you would rather look upon it as a great happiness to bear the Cross … Continue reading Bearing Our Cross
I've been trying to pour myself into healthy thoughts, healthy habits. An attempt to cure the constant anxiety. I've found a little respite throughout the day, but night time is hard. This morning I woke up. Showered. Enjoyed a coffee. And as I checked up on my social media, I found inspiration; an equation that … Continue reading The Equation
This morning I awoke feeling more motivated then I have been recently. The evening prior I was online doing some research of local churches, to get an idea of what type of service and beliefs were offered. I came upon The Tobermory United Church The website described the church with language that resonated with me. … Continue reading Take me to Church
As it has become apparent to anyone who has read my last blog post, the old pattern of my life has changed completely. I am reminded of a book written by Neale Donald Walsch called, “When everything Changes; Change Everything”. Though I didn’t read that book in its entirety, the title alone makes clear the … Continue reading Turning to God
Devastation. There is no other word to describe how I feel. Even the most lofty ideas and well meaning intentions need to be followed up with demonstration; a resonate behavior. Over the course of the last 2 weeks, my exterior life has begun to mirror the turmoil that was existent in my inner world of … Continue reading What a broken heart can see
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc6SSHuZvQE As a first installment to the Emergent Christian Lexicon blog series, I was guided to take inspiration from one of my favorite worship songs, Reckless Love, and take a look at some of the lyrics which I feel can be understood from varying points of view. Once you give the song a first listen … Continue reading God’s Reckless [Emergent] Love
Over the last couple of years, I have grown to appreciate and even adore Christian Worship music. It was not a genre of music I have ever liked, even when my comfort level of Christianity began to increase. I experienced the language of mainstream Christianity through a conditioned lens, not yet transformed enough to re-work … Continue reading The Emergent Christian Lexicon
Love and Blessings! So we have entered a new solar year. And I pray it was a journey that was abundant and prosperous for all those who read this. I can say that the year 2018 brought with it some amazing blessings, necessary challenges, and life lessons that will propel me to further depths of … Continue reading A New Year and the Epiphany
Count me in. Its time to tend to the Garden.
Opening keynote for dLRN 2015. Delivered October 16th @ Stanford. Actual keynote may have gone on significant tangents…
1 | a year in the garden
A week or so ago, I was reading about the Oregon shooting. I’m a pretty standard issue liberal and when I see things that support my liberal views I tend to notice them.
So when I see this line in an article I get all excited. This is from the CSJ:
The prevalence of gun ownership in a given state is “significantly associated with state incidence of mass killings with firearms, school shootings, and mass shootings,” according to a study published last July from numbers compiled of mass killings in the US between 2006 to December 2013.
So the blood starts pumping. Dammit, I’m right. When will the world see it?
So a year ago I would have thrown the link to…
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