Welcome to my blog about living as apprentices of Jesus! I am passionate about spiritual transformation and about helping others become like Jesus for the sake of others.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Whatever job we get and whatever task we are assigned can serve as a container for grace" (Eugene Peterson in "Practical Resurrection"). I pray that the words and sentences on this blog may also serve as "containers of grace" for its readers.
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I’m “back in the saddle again,” co-leading a group studying Breathing Under Water, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, by Richard Rohr. The lesson this week focused on the life-long process we engage in as we look deeply into our “private … Continue reading
“The mark of a great ship handler is never getting in a situation that requires great ship handling skills” (Retired Admiral James Stavridis in his new book Sea Power). I heard this gem during an interview with Admiral Stavridis on NPR’s … Continue reading
In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage tells the story of two disciples … Continue reading
This blog contains more than 550 posts. The post below first appeared in April, 2013. I am sharing it again because it transformation is the first concern of apprentices of Jesus and of their churches. Last night I discovered a book … Continue reading
Eugene Peterson’s book “Eat this Book” teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Jesus said, “Whoever does not … Continue reading
I began writing this blog for people in my congregation who had gone through the Apprentice of Jesus program under my leadership. Other readers, of course, have joined along the way. I always attempt to shine the light on the … Continue reading
WRITING AS AN ACT OF FAITH If you love the Food Network and fine writing, you are in for a great treat! Michael Gibney, a sous chef (a restaurant’s second in command) since the age of 22 and an executive … Continue reading
Some 40 people gathered together Friday and Saturday at our church for an orientation retreat for the Apprentice Program which begins in September. Our leadership team worked very hard to make this an unforgettable experience. It exceeded our expectations. As I … Continue reading