The Church is Called to Embody a Better Faith Originally Published in Seven Magazine October 2016, please contact for republication. “You’re really a pastor?” he asked, as I tried to place his British accent. “I’m a pastor… really,” I warmly replied. It was another chance encounter in Montreal, an opportunity to learn someone’s story, and […]Read More Spiritual But Not Religious
Evangelicals don’t use the word “pilgrimage” as a paradigm for religious travel, but “pilgrimage” better describes the process of participants going away to be changed, rather than changing those to whom they go.Read More Short-Term Missions meets Spiritual Pilgrimage
I recently wrote, “Seven Things Christians Can Do in 2015… Besides Go to Church,” because many people go to church but are not practicing basic disciplines outside of church. Check it out. However, there are also those who self-identify as Christian, but do not go to church. If you are a stay-at-home Christian, here are […]Read More 4 things stay-at-home Christians missed in 2014…
Of course Christians should be going to church, nevertheless, here are seven other things they could do…but likely do not do.Read More 7 things Christians can do in 2015… besides go to church.
We’ve all heard that “seeing is believing.” Well Augustine seemed to think that “thinking was believing…” or at least he thought that believing was always preceded by thinking.Read More Thinking is Believing – Grace and Free Will
I’m doing some research on Cetlic Theology and Spirituality and have run across the very inspiring figure of Columba of Iona. Columba is one of the Holy Trio of Irish saints (along with St. Pattrick and St. Brigid) and is especially noted for the establishment of the monastic community of Iona and evangelizing Scotland.Read More My druid is Christ
Bernard was twenty-two when he walked into the monastery of Cîteaux in Dijon, France. Three years later, he would help establish a new Benedictine community named Claire Vallée or Clairvaux (thus the name Bernard of Clairvaux). Bernard’s times were those of religious extremes. He tended toward an extreme devotion to Mary. He was also a […]Read More Four Degrees of Love