Month: December 2010

Just Ask, Listen and Do

Last week, I drank in the words and images from the Independent Lens episode, The Calling like a person walking through a desert. I'm sure much of my fascination with this show stems from my own overwhelming sense of God's call on my life and the struggle to live into...

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Living the Call: A Foreign Concept?

After encouraging so many of you to watch The Calling documentary on PBS' Independent Lens last night, I wondered how many people (aside from my clergy friends) were able to relate to it. Being a relatively young person (by church standards anyway) called to be a...

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The Complexity of Recieving

It was the yoga class that wouldn't end.I did everything. I breathed into poses. I tried to focus on the present moment. I tried all of those things you're supposed to do if I find myself struggling. They usually work for me but not this time. This regular 90-minute...

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Generations of Faithfulness

Last week I had the privilege of attending a workshop lead by Diana Butler Bass, a teacher and speaker who puts American Christianity in historical and cultural context. She offered us a paradigmn in which to understand the challenges the church is now facing.A crisis...

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