2019 was a banner year for my reading life. Not only did I read the most books I've read in a year, but also read more diversely than ever, both in terms of author demographics and genre. While this wasn't a 'goal' for my year as such, it was gratifying to see that, without even … Continue reading Top 11 Reads of 2019
I’m a great lover of books, and especially fiction. I’ve been in a particularly good run of interesting and thoughtful books lately, so, I was excited to see this week’s sacred practice come up on the schedule: to treat a piece of fiction as a sacred text. Background Like most people, I was first exposed … Continue reading Fiction as a Sacred Text
One of the books that has had a disproportionate impact on me has been Ben Okri’s delightful myth Astonishing the Gods, which tells the story of a young man’s mystical journey through a enchanted island city. One of the book’s themes is learning what you already know, the idea that we keep on having to … Continue reading Learning and Learning Again
While author and filmmaker Julia Cameron originated morning pages as a way of overcoming creative blocks, she makes far greater claims about their potential and the fruit they can bear.
Let us move toward faith, trusting that God is cheering us on, quietly raising the bar for us and knowing that we will clear it.