Praying for a World In Need

Today, as the world is stunned and grieving again, heed these words from Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167), abbot of the Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in Yorkshire. In this beautiful passage from his De institutione inclusarum (The Formation of Anchoresses), Aelred...

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Sayings of the Dessert Fathers

While doing research last fall, I found a previously uncatalogued manuscript in a European research library (I won't name the library because it would probably embarrass them to have everyone know that they left a manuscript uncatalogued). The manuscript contained...

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Announcing The Contemplative Writer

Big news! Today I am taking the helm at The Contemplative Writer, a website offering (near) daily soul care for writers. It was founded by my friend Ed Cyzewski, a wonderful writer and contemplative Christian. (Be sure to check out Ed's books, such as Pray, Write,...

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How to Recognize a Pilgrim

How to Recognize a Pilgrim

Last week at the gas station, a man I didn’t know approached me at the pump and asked me if I could give him some change to help him fill up his car. “I’m running short on money this week,” he said. I hesitated. Should I give this man money? I didn’t know anything...

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New Review of A World Transformed

New Review of A World Transformed

I'm grateful for this new review of A World Transformed at the Canadian Theological Review. This is a meaty one; the reviewer, Matthew Forrest Lowe, takes us through the book chapter by chapter. I appreciated such a careful reading. If you've ever wondered what's in...

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