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All Hallow’s Eve – Would Jesus Trick or Treat?

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”― Martin Luther King, Jr. “I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.”― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Some churches today shy away from the practice of Halloween celebrations. And although All… Continue reading All Hallow’s Eve – Would Jesus Trick or Treat?

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Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part Two

In EfM I learned the art of theological reflection, similar to dream work. In “TR,” one works with images and metaphor to see God acting in the world and in one’s life. Both of these practices dissolve the walls of separation. In discussions with spiritual seekers from around the country, I have encountered resistance to… Continue reading Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part Two

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Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part One

There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun. ~from Thomas Merton’s vision at the corner of 4th and Walnut in Louisville, KY When Fr. Louis Merton had his vision in Louisville on March 18, 1958, he realized that the Kingdom of Heaven is here and now.… Continue reading Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part One