Category Archives: Interfaith

Without walls.

Below is a sermon I was privileged to share at St. John’s Cathedral, Jacksonville, FL, on Thanksgiving Day.  I share it here because it helps describe and capture the spirit of new urban ministry as we strive to “build a … Continue reading

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Withholding nothing.

In my early twenties, I dropped a rock that I fully intended to carry with me to the grave.  On this particular evening, I was riding around in my beater car (the “Red Rocket”) with one of my friends. Suddenly … Continue reading

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Forever reliant on God.

When my dear friend Kim saw this photo of one of God’s more colorful creatures, she shared this acronym with me: “FROG: forever reliant on God.” What does it mean to be forever reliant on God? As this “introvert-intuitive-feeler” comes … Continue reading

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It’s autumn somewhere.

We are officially in the fall season, though with recent days in the 90s it has been hard to recognize.  Dawn is coming later, which is always a good sign things are turning.  And Wednesday morning should see temperatures in … Continue reading

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A gust of wind.

A few days ago, I found myself seated on a plane next to a life-filled young man who was traveling to visit his girlfriend, whom he’d met while serving in Kuwait. He was one of those unusual folks who says … Continue reading

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Between jobs.

We get so used to the way we expect things to look that we often are unable to see how they actually are.  At times, we get so used to how we expect God to behave that we are unable … Continue reading

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The hand of God.

In Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, John Donohue’s description of intimacy speaks of what I have come to know as being present with another.   When he speaks of “intimacy as sacred,”[1] he uses the example of a mystic … Continue reading

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The gift of encouragement.

“I want your voice on my GPS,” my friend Kate remarked a few years ago.  She was driving a group of us to a retreat at Holy Cross Monastery, along the Hudson River. As often happens when traveling “country” roads, … Continue reading

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In the vesper light.

Late yesterday I was privileged to attend an interfaith prayer meeting.  Though we concluded our time by breaking bread together, enjoying a feast in the salt air and getting to know one another, the primary purpose of our gathering was … Continue reading

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