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running deer, a burning bush and other signs (from August 2, 2015)

Three weeks ago I was at Kenyon College in the village of Gambier, Ohio, attending Beyond Walls, a writer’s conference for clergy. There were 84 ministers, priests, chaplains, rabbis, and spiritual directors from Australia, and Canada, and 23 American states. Our teachers were poets, novelists, editors, bloggers, and journalists. It was a celebration of spiritual […]

blue marbles, layer cakes and little fish (from July 26, 2015)

NASA recently released this great new picture of the earth from space. It makes me think of scenes we sometimes see on television, video footage from the International Space Station, with our planet in the background. We live in such a different time from when Jesus walked the earth, and taught his friends about God’s […]