The Gift of Unhurried Time

The Gift of Unhurried Time

Most of my days are structured and filled to the brim with things to do. While I enjoy them and get a lot done, one key element is missing:  free-flowing creative time with God. This week, I am spending time away, working on a writing project. In this case, away isn’t...
A Christian Alternative to Polarization

A Christian Alternative to Polarization

For three days in an Airbnb rental in a cozy Atlanta neighborhood, my team and I took a spiritual retreat.  Nine of us worshiped together, laughed and played together, ate meals together, envisioned the coming year together, and worked on some detailed processes...
Is Your Advent Prayer Missing the Point?

Is Your Advent Prayer Missing the Point?

The Advent the liturgy instructs us to pray—solemnly, hopefully, deeply—is “Come, Lord Jesus, come.”  This hopeful prayer set against the backdrop of darkening days—both seasonally and politically —implies waiting with expectation.  Yet I can’t help but wonder...