Journal

Author: Bill Haley

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...
“Learning Discernment from Trout”

“Learning Discernment from Trout”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) invites us to explore the wonders of trout and what they can teach us about the spiritual practice of discernment.  Learning to hear God’s particular voice to us is a...
Deconstruction, Discernment & 2022

Deconstruction, Discernment & 2022

Happy New Year, everybody!  Regarding this Year of our Lord 2022, I’m excited, intimidated, expectant, and sober.   I’m sober because the significant shifts and challenges that we’ve experienced in the past few years will persist and likely intensify.  I’m excited by...

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