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Sloth: Missing the Call for Sabbath
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Ironically, my approach to getting the sloth out of my life is to bring the Sabbath into it, at the end of each day. Sloth. It’s not just a strange, adorable animal we love to wat ...

Alternative Seasonal Reading
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books that can be interesting, grounding, and inspiring companions for a complicated time of year. ...

Soaking in the Word of God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. AS THE SEAONS after Pentecost unfolds, ...

'Greater Works Than Mine'
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C THE SAGA OF Elijah that we are followin ...

Yoga As a 'Connection to God'
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

At the beginning of the year, I embarked on a two-month sabbatical to recover from a rough 2012. I needed to recharge, and resolved to rest, spend time with the people I love most, and find some kind of physic ...

Why I Return to Bikram Yoga, and the Church
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

As I waited in the room heated to 105 degrees, my friend Molly looked for a sliver of floor space for her yoga mat. “I probably need a more relaxing type of yoga,” I whispered, almost apologizing for bringing ...

The Scales of Rejoicing
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C "THIS IS THE LORD'S DOING; it is marv ...

Top 10 Advent Resources of 2012
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Elaina Ramsey Center yourself during this busy holiday season with our to ...

When the Bible Reads You (October 2012)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle B [ online only ] Our readings from Hebrew ...

In Defense of the Om
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

In yoga, you gain a whole new appreciation for the body God gave you — the body you spend so much of your life scrutinizing, trying to cover up, or downright hating. I grew up th ...

This Is My Body (Day Ten)
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

On the rare occasion we actually slow down long enough to pray, worship, reflect or simply be in the moment, we have no idea how to do it. I watch people in church, and it’s clear from the body language that w ...

Ohio Congressman on a Mission to Bring Meditation to the Masses
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

“I was so caught up in my story that I missed my life,” the Rep. Tim Ryan writes in his new book, “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the Amer ...

Via Dolorosa: A Good Friday Musical Meditation
Originally Posted: 04/06/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

“When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand betwee ...

The Foolishness and Weakness of God
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle B In this Lenten season we ask what is truly tran ...

Eugene Peterson: The Pastor on Preaching, Women Clergy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Peterson, who is a Presbyterian minister (now retired from the pastorate after 30 years), grew up in Montana in the Pentecostal Christian tradition. His mother, in fact, was a preacher who later founded and pa ...

Waxing Poetic: One Perfect Hour
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen... I pulled on my wetsuit quick, quick pausing to take note of a new hole under the left arm, darnit and paddled out. A new poem by Sarah Vandervee ...

Solidarity and Retreat
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

César J. Baldelomar Solitude and Compassion: The Path to the Heart of the Gospel, by Gus Gordon. Orbis. Workin ...

Wondrous, Inexplicable, Demanding Newness
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 2:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C The biblical writers, in a rich varie ...