A Matter of Meaning: Ephesians 3.1-13

The first two chapters of Ephesians have been pretty heavy; Paul has covered a lot of material and used a lot of different images to talk about it. Here at the start of chapter 3, we get a breather, an opportunity to look back at the ground already covered before we continue on. Here is … Continue reading A Matter of Meaning: Ephesians 3.1-13

Changing the Story

Story is everything. Everything is story. Story-telling is a fundamental part of being human. We all do it, every day, whether we are aware of it or not. We are wired to make meaning, to seek patterns and connections between people and events, causes and effects. This is a critical and wonderful part of what … Continue reading Changing the Story

The Local Weather

An analogy I've used throughout this series about re-enchanting the world and meaning-making is that astrology is like a weather forecast for the soul. It isn't about foretelling the future as much as it is about telling us what kind of energies we can expect to experience over a certain period of time. I'm agnostic … Continue reading The Local Weather

Making Meaning

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about enchantment, disenchantment, and re-enchantment. While I stand behind the idea that, essentially, we make the meaning we want to in the world, I recognize that these ideas have some troubling consequences if they aren’t properly contextualized and integrated into the bigger picture of life. I’ve lost friends … Continue reading Making Meaning