Loyalty and Christianity

Loyalty and Christianity

Emperors don’t want the poor in spirit. They want loyalists. —Richard Rohr Today I’m continuing my reflections on the recent CAC Conspire 2018 conference I attended. Last week I reflected on the thread of slavery and its legacy that ran through much of the conference....
Resistance and Connection

Resistance and Connection

I was on the road again last week. I attended the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Conspire 2018 conference in Albuquerque last weekend and it was a blessing on multiple levels. There is a lot for me to reflect upon and unpack, and I intend to share parts of that...
Pondering Power and Authority

Pondering Power and Authority

With this post, I am concluding my series of reflections on my forthcoming online retreats on the ministry of Jesus through the eyes of others. There is so much more to explore than I have tackled here in my blog posts—which is why I’ve planned an entire series of...
Embracing the Other

Embracing the Other

It seems that many people in the United States of America are really struggling to embrace “the other” these days. Polarization is rampant as this country seems to be fragmenting, segmenting into increasingly smaller and more divergent groups. Here’s a small example....
Conditional Discipleship

Conditional Discipleship

Discipleship is a challenging idea. In this modern age, when we can quickly find all sorts of stories about discipleship online, it’s easy to be awed or disturbed by the requirements made of disciples by gurus in every age and faith tradition. The fasting, the...