Journal

Author: Drew Masterson

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...
Resisting Our Limits

Resisting Our Limits

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...

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