The Knives That Hollowed the Lute

We welcome guest blogger Ron Hofius, who blogs about the just-released book, Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, by Richard Rohr. Breathing Under Water is available with a free online study guide.  The first time I listened to a CD of Richard Rohr, I couldn’t stop until I had...

God Wants Us All to Be Rich

I must have been 6 or 7 when I first realized that most people are far more interested in making money than in serving God. Sure, we talk a good game about how our faith is the most important part of our lives, but if we added up the hours we spend working, sleeping, and watching TV and set those against the...

The Healing Found in Woundedness

Have you ever had the experience of hearing unexpected right words at just the right time? This experience usually is associated with a feeling that is a mixture of wonder, excitement and awe in something beyond the work of human hands. I experienced this during the weekend of the 10th anniversary of 9-11....

Unsung Heroes

With the recent 10th anniversary of 9/11, our nation remembered and mourned the loss of so many lives on that tragic day. It was a horrible day for all Americans. Most of us could only watch the events unfold on TV and only help through our vigilant prayers.   I recently came across a small documentary...

Alien vs. Predator

It’s hard to think of customs and immigration as being comforting, but going through that process Sunday in Chicago, it occurred to me how nice it is not to be the stranger. My trip to Jordan was wonderful – and so educational! – but there’s no doubt that being American in the Middle East comes with...

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