Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature

Spending time outdoors, in the natural world, is a time-honored part of Christian spirituality.  We feel refreshed, we are able to put our problems in better perspective, and we are able to find peace in places with birds (instead of tweets) chirping.  We know that Jesus, Moses, and other major figures in scripture spent time … More Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature

New Books on Christian Living and Spirituality

Hello Readers!  After taking the last several months off to complete two first-draft manuscripts, I’m back to blogging. Now that I’ve come up for air, I’m delighted to report that I’m also back to reviewing new books and sharing my thoughts and recommendations. I know many of my followers are Episcopalians, and I want to … More New Books on Christian Living and Spirituality

Done With Church – Listening & Understanding Why

Many of you reading this either work for the Church or attend regularly and enthusiastically. But you know, deep down, that the number of people attending church in the US continues to drop. A recent report on Knoxville’s WBIR announced that 80% of Knoxvillians either identify as having “no religion” or are “done” with religion … More Done With Church – Listening & Understanding Why

Considering Birds & Lilies – An Excerpt from my new book

My new book, Considering Birds & Lilies, is now available in paperback and Kindle editions at this link: http://amzn.to/2rjWSnU. “The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.” From “God’s Garden,” Dorothy Frances Gurney How many of … More Considering Birds & Lilies – An Excerpt from my new book