Journal

Author: Drew Masterson

Praying Our Metaphors

Praying Our Metaphors

In this “Space for God” devotional, Drew Masterson (Coracle Dir. of Comms & Dev) guides us through a series of scriptures highlighting some of the ways our humanity is imagined in the Bible– our intimate connection to the earth, God’s hands-on...
On Jan 6th (and Epiphany)

On Jan 6th (and Epiphany)

It will come as no surprise that we are all shocked and grieved by what transpired at our Nation’s capital on Wednesday.  The lawlessness and violence on display in a space of such symbolic significance for our country is difficult to process.  Just as (if not...
4 Films for Advent

4 Films for Advent

The Advent Season presents us with the invitation to slow down, to shear away the clutter and noise of our lives enough to dwell on some of the richest themes in human existence.  We can observe how these themes play out in the grand drama of Scripture, as well as in...
Waiting Well: 2020 Advent Offerings

Waiting Well: 2020 Advent Offerings

The challenge is to wait well.  Over the past nine months, we have grown familiar with (and probably quite tired of) longing, hoping, and anticipating a promised restoration of life, peace, and community that remains on the unreachable horizon.  As we relinquish...
Looking for Quarantine Loopholes?

Looking for Quarantine Loopholes?

It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life.  Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom.  Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows.  For...
Why We Return to Beloved Stories

Why We Return to Beloved Stories

In this “Simple Soundings” reflection, Drew Masterson shares why we return to familiar stories even when we already know what will happen.  He ends with a poem from Richard Wilbur, “The Reader.”Explore Other “Simple Soundings”...
Christian Love In a Time of Coronavirus

Christian Love In a Time of Coronavirus

Over the last two weeks, my wife, Ginny, and I heeded the directives of medical professionals to “self-isolate” after returning from a trip to Northern Italy at the end of February.  Thankfully, we have not exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19 and we will be re-entering...
Why Coracle Takes Stories Seriously

Why Coracle Takes Stories Seriously

At Coracle, we aim “to inspire and enable people to be the presence of God in the brokenness of the world through Spiritual Formation for Kingdom Action.” With that mission clearly stated, it is fair to wonder why we would choose to gather once a month to discuss a...