A Distributed Church

As I mentioned in a previous post, this week I completed a three-day online conference sponsored by Faith+Lead of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was an amazing and inspiring interactive learning experience with more than 150 participants, representing churches from across the U.S. and Canada. A second major theme of the conference was … More A Distributed Church

Longing

French philosopher Simone Weil invites us to inhabit a space in which we live between the tasks of practicing genuine attention to what is, and noting our longing for a set of goods for ourselves and our neighbors that might not right now be within our reach — whose vision might not yet be fully … More Longing

First Day of Summer

There is something exhilarating about the first day of summer! I think it’s all that light at the beginning and end of the day. I live in Florida now, where we enjoy summer weather for more than half of the year, yet the first day of summer still signals a transition to more relaxing days. … More First Day of Summer

Liminal Space

I learned a new word this summer – liminal – as in liminal space. As so often happens, once I learned its meaning, I noticed the term in several books that I had been reading. And, about that time, I received an email from a friend in which he used liminal space in ordinary conversation. … More Liminal Space