A Prayer by the Tomb

based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Faithful God, we find it foolish to hope and to dream. We are waiting and longing for better times to bloom, but we’ve yet to see shoots form out of barren ground. Instead, all we see is this symbol of pain high on a hill, with what we thought toContinue reading “A Prayer by the Tomb”

Book Excerpt: the Spiritual Practice of Shutting Up

The following is an excerpt from my new book, No Perfect Time: Brief Essays on Life and Faith. Many people have a certain idea of what prayer is. Call and response. Prayers of unison. Joys and concerns. The Lord’s Prayer recited. Words spoken aloud, usually to petition God for a certain sense of presence orContinue reading “Book Excerpt: the Spiritual Practice of Shutting Up”