Last week, Rory (my 6yo daughter) had a cold. As I was putting her to bed and laying with her as she drifted off to sleep, I said our ritual nighttime…
It’s real… The world is in upheaval at the moment. Emotionally, we’re finding ourselves on this spectrum between disoriented/confused and…
Don’t get me wrong… I love long-form writing. There’s nothing quite like taking the time to build a case and elaborately stitch together a story or an…
A quote by Episcopal priest and spiritual writer, Barbara Brown Taylor for you to meditate on this fine morning… Jesus was not killed by atheism and…
A quote from one of my favorite people, Episcopal priest and all-around prolific powerhouse, Barbara Brown Taylor, has been making the rounds lately…
It’s so easy to turn the Bible into a vapid and lifeless book of dos and don'ts (and mostly don'ts). To use it as a way to justify ourselves in…
I didn’t mean to bum anyone out the other day by talking about all of that sorrow and despair. Truly. See, we can’t spiritually override the blue notes…
It’s been really ominous these last few days when I walk around my neighborhood here in Chicago. Kind of like I’m in a zombie movie I’ll round a corner…
We went to the little Catholic church here in town on the Sunday after Christmas. I wasn’t sure what to expect but was actually quite pleased. It was…
I grew up Roman Catholic, so when I was a kid, we didn’t talk much about ‘being saved’. But my uncle was/is a more conservative nondenominational…
In this seminary experience, I’ve had to write a lot (!) of personal essays. One of the most common essay prompts I’ve faced is: share what types of…
A friend of mine shared an article on Facebook today. It was one of those articles you care to not see about some bad things that happened to a younger…