The Practice: Sunday Reflections – An Embodied Examen

This reflection was originally written for and appeared on the website of a contemplative community I’ve participated in for the last year: The Practice. You can learn more about this community–and listen to the podcast mentioned in the post–by visiting their website. My fiancee, Katie, and I entered last night’s the Practice gathering and happened… More The Practice: Sunday Reflections – An Embodied Examen

PARSE blog – “Out in the Depthless Water”

I wrote this post, and it appeared today on Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal PARSE blog. Below are the first few paragraphs with a link to the rest of the story on PARSE. A special thanks to Leadership Journal and editor Paul Pastor for letting me share my story about struggling with anxiety and finding God in the midst… More PARSE blog – “Out in the Depthless Water”

Advent & Emmanuel – Seeing God Was Here All Along

It’s the start of Advent and we are expectant. Advent is a time for preparation, for getting ready for the coming of the Savior of the World in the person of Jesus the Christ, Emmanuel – “God with us.” God with us. There is perhaps no more profound name than that. For millennia religions promised… More Advent & Emmanuel – Seeing God Was Here All Along

The Spirit of the Law

The prophetic voices in the Old Testament are really what speak to me. Without them Israel’s religion becomes stale, condemnatory, and legalistic. The Prophets are the critical voice that sees not just the words that God uses to communicate to us but His Spirit propelling those words. They see that God is not in the… More The Spirit of the Law