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

Dreams Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred?      Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?      Or fester like a sore—      And then run?      Does it stink like rotten meat?      Or crust and sugar over—      like a syrupy sweet?      Maybe it just sags like a … Continue reading Dreams Deferred

Words that Work

One of the first posts I wrote on this blog was called “Religion that Works.” It touched on what has been one of the most persistent elements of my faith, even within a spiritual journey that has been topsy turvy: More than anything else, I want a faith that changes lives. I remember, when I … Continue reading Words that Work

The Lectionary

This week, I returned to a Scripture reading practice. What sets this practice apart from the other Scripture-related practices I’ve explored in this space is that the primary focus is on the reading of the text, rather than on interpreting it or experiencing it. This week, I read from the lectionary, a set list of … Continue reading The Lectionary