Journal

Author: Bill Haley

“Lazarus & Longing for Resurrection”

“Lazarus & Longing for Resurrection”

In this “Space for God,” Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) guides us through John 11 and the story of Lazarus. Along the way, he weaves in a reflection he wrote from the perspective of Lazarus, and ultimately he offers us space to recognize and offer to God...
SOUNDINGS: “What Ever Happened to Lazarus?”

SOUNDINGS: “What Ever Happened to Lazarus?”

In the Orthodox tradition, Lazarus, whose story is chronicled in John 11, has a title:  “Lazarus, The Four-Days Dead.”  Sometimes we call him ‘the man who died twice.’  In that he did die twice, have you ever thought about where his (second) tomb might be?  I hadn’t...
“Attachment and Indifference”

“Attachment and Indifference”

In this “Space for God,” Bill Haley guides us into the challenging but liberating practice of indifference.  In Ignatian spirituality, “indifference” is not a negative word, but simply means a lack of undue attachment to anything but God.  Bill walks us through a few...
“Christ in 10,000 Faces”

“Christ in 10,000 Faces”

On this, the 100th “Space for God” reflection, Rev. Bill Haley celebrates the tremendous gift these Tuesday morning gatherings have been over the past 2 years, and then, he guides us into a time of encounter with God through the presence of other people. ...

A Reflection on the Overturning of Roe v Wade

For good reason there’s been a lot of coverage in all forms of media of last week’s Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision overturning Roe v. Wade.  Among the many things I’ve read, I found this summary of an editorial in the Vatican...
For When You’re Feeling Weak

For When You’re Feeling Weak

In this “Space for God,” Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) guides us through a reflection on the secret power of our weakness when turned over to God. The bulk of the time is spent in prayerful reflection and listening to “Come...
“Enough!” – On Gun Violence in America

“Enough!” – On Gun Violence in America

Writing “Essential Christianity” in late December, 2020 was a great joy for me, a personal act of worship, a chance to comprehensively write what I believe, what I believe Christianity teaches, and what are the many implications of that teaching.  It also enabled me...
Henri Nouwen’s Deeper Spirituality

Henri Nouwen’s Deeper Spirituality

This reflection is part of our “Discernment: Hearing God in a Noisy World” Series.  Discerning God’s unique voice is one of the most important skills for a Christian and is absolutely crucial for our intimacy with God and our ability to follow him. ...
Science vs. Faith?

Science vs. Faith?

Part of the focus in our “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series this year has been to make space for faithful Christians to ask hard questions that deserve to be asked and thoughtfully answered.  Two big types of questions both Christians and non-Christians...
Jesus & The Major Religions

Jesus & The Major Religions

Part of the focus in our “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series this year has been to make space for faithful Christians to ask hard questions that deserve to be asked and thoughtfully answered.  Two big types of questions both Christians and non-Christians...
SOUNDINGS: “Being Honest to God”

SOUNDINGS: “Being Honest to God”

This reflection is part of our 2022 “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series.  You can read my original piece laying out why it is fitting for Coracle to pick up this conversation at this moment HERE.  If you are on a deconstruction journey or caring for...
A Tool for Discernment

A Tool for Discernment

In this “Space for God,” Rev. Bill Haley shares an illustration he developed over years of ministry to help Christians visualize the different dimensions of discerning God’s voice. The tool is called “The Discernment Daisy,” and we hope...
SOUNDINGS: “Learning to Hear God”

SOUNDINGS: “Learning to Hear God”

This reflection is part of our “Discernment: Hearing God in a Noisy World” Series.  Discerning God’s unique voice is one of the most important skills for a Christian and is absolutely crucial for our intimacy with God and our ability to follow him. ...
Why We Care about Deconstruction

Why We Care about Deconstruction

This reflection marks the official launch of our 2022 “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series.  We have always sought to offer care, companionship, and resources to those wrestling with their faith.  Now that “deconstruction” has become something...

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