Are religious and cultural shame holding you back? That’s a huge part of my story. This week I make a guest appearance on the “Show the F**k Up” podcast and talk about not only the history of how we read the Bible, but how it shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world. Here’s the episode:
How do we engage in soul care that actually works? How do we take what is in our heart, mind, personality, and history and form it in a way that fosters wholeness and vitality?
While recently interviewing my dear friend, Lauren White, the topic of spiritual disciplines came up. My visceral response to those two words put together surprised me. Clearing space in my schedule, I sat with my response for a while before I began to write.
I often frame faith as a systemic struggle between spirits of power versus love. In this post, I focus on it at an individual level as I explore the art of soul care.[Read more…] about Transformative Soul Care: From Discipline to Devotion
“Then how were your eyes opened?”
Much like, “Who sinned?” the question binds itself to one way of seeing the world. The man is transformed, but his transformation holds little sway in the crowd. Given that they soon bring the man to the religious leaders of the day, it is clear that they recognize the spiritual importance of the event. They are not seeking to understand the mechanics of the man’s healing. Still, something is missing from their response.
The man’s eyes opened, but not people’s remained closed.[Read more…] about Eyes Opened
The morning after Super Tuesday 2020 I picked up Resident Aliens. Deeply discouraged and hurting for our country, I needed something to help me focus my pain on some thing productive. I remember scanning through Hauerwas and Willimon’s work while earning my Masters of Divinity at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and something told me it would speak to me in that moment.