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 do not have a mind for math or science. I do have an orderly and logical mind, but it is fueled and sparked by the nuances and shades of words, by metaphor and images (visual and written), and by … Continue reading
As we edge closer and closer to the 500th post on this blog, I am re-purposing a few posts that appeared in the very beginning. This one was first published on December 9, 2012. Random Noodling #1: I was listening to a … Continue reading
Most Christians put great thought and energy into determining what our “call” might be. Ryan Pemberton makes a helpful distinction between God’s call on our lives and our personal calling: “Christian calling means being called by the living, resurrected Christ … Continue reading
OMID SAFI is a columnist for On Being. He also is Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center and the current Chair for Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion. He writes . . . “Every heart has … Continue reading
Mohammad Fairouz is a young composer whose opera and symphonies have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center. His 11 albums include Native Informant, In The Shadow of No Towers, Poems and Prayers, and, most recently, Follow, … Continue reading
We are surrounded by news of suffering and violence. (If we are surrounded only by the news and not by the actual suffering and violence, we should be down on our knees in gratitude.) The pain everywhere seems to be … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Audio ecologist Gordon Hempton is a global explorer and collector of natural sound. He’s recorded the soundscapes of prairies, shorelines, mountains, and forests around the world. In recent years, he’s become a silence activist. He defines silence … Continue reading