Exposure to the Unconditional

For me religion means living in constant exposure to the unconditional, open to something excessive, exceptional, unforeseeable, unprogramable, something slightly mad relative to the rationality of means-and-end thinking.  To lack the religion of which I speak is to allow the series of conditions to surround and submerge us. We would see no further than ourContinue reading “Exposure to the Unconditional”

Jean Vanier Healing in Community Quotation

There was a great quotation from Common Prayer on 7/21 that I wanted to capture, here. “My experience has shown that when we welcome people from this world of anguish, brokenness and depression, and when they gradually discover that they are wanted and loved as they are and that they have a place, then weContinue reading “Jean Vanier Healing in Community Quotation”

Wesley and the Vocation of Ministry

I’m reading a book called The Recovery of a Contagious Methodist Movement by George G. Hunter III, a book that my friend and colleague Len Wilson helped to publish while at Abingdon. There were a couple of good snapshots from John Wesley’s ministry framework that I wanted to capture. Wesley told his leaders regularly, “YouContinue reading “Wesley and the Vocation of Ministry”

Rohr’s Everything Belongs Coda

I enjoyed Richard Rohr’s Everything Belongs and his Conclusion chapter. He put a few bullet points together to summarize the main points. I’m putting them down, here, so I can keep them handy. Read further if you are interested: – God is to be found in all things, even and most especially in the painful,Continue reading “Rohr’s Everything Belongs Coda”