Wednesday, June 23, 2021

CATEGORY

Faith

Gratitude as Spiritual Discipline

My family and I recently went to Columbus, Ohio, where my wife, Diane, grew up, to see an Ohio State football game. This trip...

The Generosity of Spirit

Henri Nouwen's daily devotional: How does the Spirit of God manifest itself through us? Often we think that to witness means to speak up in...

The Divine Joy of Freedom

In Genesis, God took pleasure in creating the universe, humanity and everything in creation. God delighted in knowing his creation was good and held...

The Polarity of Being

For many philosophers, theologians and poets, and for all of us who bring them to life by reading their work in the same shared mystery of...

Henri Nouwen: Jesus’ Self-Portrait

Jesus says: "Blessed are the poor, the gentle, those who mourn, those who hunger and thirst for uprightness, the merciful, the pure in heart,...

The Conversion Experience: Radical Union with God

The conversion experience is to feel in one’s innermost being a peace and joy of mystical union with the beneficence of creation. I believe...

The Cup of Life

When the mother of James and John asks Jesus to give her sons a special place in his Kingdom, Jesus responds, "Can you drink...

God’s Generosity: A Life and World of Abundance

The daily devotional from Henri Nouwen: God is a god of abundance, not a god of scarcity. Jesus reveals to us God's abundance when he...

Reimagining Public Education: Living Humanely in a Technical World

This essay envisions that we are “A nation at promise” and seeks to begin a new conversation and agenda for educational quality for all—students,...

Henri Nouwen: Friends as Reminders of our Truth

Sometimes our sorrow overwhelms us so much that we no longer can believe in joy. Life just seems a cup filled to the brim...