Journal

Author: Bill Haley

Web Resources for Spiritual Formation

Can the web help us grow spiritually? Yes!  It is true, of course, that in any number of ways websites and blogs can quickly and easily de-form us spiritually, but there are some wonderful sites and web resources that can help “form Christ in us”, the essence of...

The Glorious Demise of Squealy the Pig

It was a cruel thing, perhaps, to do to Liam, our six year old son.   His whole life to that point had been urban, as in, the inner-city of Washington DC.   Living in the broken places of the world and the city had been Tara’s and my past for a long time, and we...

Braving the Formidable Quiet

Right at the end of last year, the New York Times published an opinion article entitled “The Joy of Quiet”, by the well-known author Pico Iyer.  He reflected on one of the deep ironies of our 3G, wi-fi, smart-phone, text-messaging, uber-connected age.   The irony is...
What is a ‘Coracle’?

What is a ‘Coracle’?

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” John O’Donohue Among the many stories of the adventures of the old Celtic Christian pilgrims is this one, from the 9th century.  Landing on an English beach in a boat made of...