Seen (An Integral Reading of Genesis 32.22-32)

As the lectionary continues its journey through Genesis, I’m continuing to spend time with some of the challenging stories of the Patriarchs, the faithful (yet wholly dysfunctional) first family of Western Religion. Two weeks ago, we saw how God stepped into the very messy situation surrounding Abraham and Sarah’s scheming to get Abraham an heir … Continue reading Seen (An Integral Reading of Genesis 32.22-32)


It’s been a long time since I’ve explored a practice of Scripture reading here. For the most part, the Scripture reading practices I’ve been able to find recently have seemed too similar to ones I’ve already explored, essentially just variations on Lectio Divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation. So, I was excited to find a willing … Continue reading Havruta

Sacred Practices: Integral Hermeneutic

Sacred Practices: Integral Hermeneutic

This week’s practice is a little different from most. It isn’t an established practice or intervention. But rather, after having spent a couple months thinking through what an integral approach to Scripture reading might look like, I felt I needed to take these ideas for a few test drives. And since it had been a … Continue reading Sacred Practices: Integral Hermeneutic

Toward an Integral Hermeneutic: Complexity

So far in this series on developing an integral hermeneutic, I’ve talked about the need to read our Scriptures through a growth-oriented lens, with a holistic, multi-perspectival approach, and by integrating the wisdom of past and present ages. But you may have noticed that we seem to be circling around a similar set of ideas, … Continue reading Toward an Integral Hermeneutic: Complexity

Toward an Integral Hermeneutic: Integrating

We are truly in a unique position in history. Just think about it: at any given moment most us have access to essentially the entirety of human knowledge, often right in our front pocket. This kind of access to the wisdom of the whole world has historically been simply unthinkable. This state of affairs clearly … Continue reading Toward an Integral Hermeneutic: Integrating