Life is a symphony – Anthony de Mello

I love this whole meditation on life and the sympathy from Anthony de Mello but this line in particular continues to ring in my heart. …You will no longer say to your friend, “How happy you have made me.” For in so saying you flatter his ego and manipulate him into wanting to please you […]

“We” Is the Most Important Word – William Barber

“‘We’ is the most important word in the social justice vocabulary. The issue is not what we can’t do, but what we CAN do when we stand together. With an upsurge in racism/hate crimes, criminalization of young black males, insensitivity to the poor, educational genocide, and the moral/economic cost of a war, we must STAND […]

Connecting Learning to Tradition

There is an interesting article on how various people find themselves studying religion in the NY Times today. In the article, they talk about how attaching religious conversation and shared language to a tradition helps create a place to build community and that it is keeping these things connected that is one of the gifts and […]

Convergent Model of Renewal: Discussion Guide and Sketchnotes (Chapter 3)

We are doing a discussion at Camas Friends Church on my book, “A Convergent Model of Renewal.” This week is chapter three, which covers what we can learn from participatory culture. I am posting the sketchnotes and  discussion questions here each week for anyone who would like to download them and use them. Feel free to […]