A discussion starter on the works of art that we value in spite of a general consensus of worthlessness.
What have I done lately that?s been wholly nourishing?
A letter for an as-yet unformed person, a letter imagined, and a letter that may never be sent.
Reflections on catapult as a space for confession.
How the struggle with addiction is a struggle to reconcile the public and private self.
An account of a sabbatical retreat and an invitation to a firsthand experience.
Three Rivers, Michigan promises destinations for many kinds of pilgrims, including the reluctant ones.
A humble home liturgy inspires confession and remembering.
Spring rolls around again with broken earth and broken promises.
Personal manifestos of confession and care giving illustrate the world -- shaping power-and the risks -- of convicted speech.
On discovering the weight of the sacred meal.
A lament after a case of church burn-out.
Are Christians standing on a solid rock or an empty shell?
A very short sermon on true religion.
Relieving the unbearable lightness of privilege.
Looking back on the vulnerability and cruelty of grade school.
Life, confession and memory in the endless moment of illness.
Confessions of a spouse struggling with his own faults and his partner's depression.
A confession about the virtual -- and actual -- pressure to win.
The confession of a modest hoarder.
Wrestling with the self stunted by addiction.
Confessions of a natural-born leader.
On learning to open the windows again.
A pastor reckons with a retreat averted.
Sometimes, life is like a shamrock shake.
A new mother responds to infant will.
What we leave behind when we cross state lines.
A Holy Saturday lament over losses due to a new crude oil pipeline through the Hermitage and environs.
Remembering the day in March 2000 when Charles appeared.
Lessons learned from modern serfdom in a friend’s garden.