Journal

Author: Ken Wettig

Fathers & First Things:  A Corhaven Retreat

Fathers & First Things: A Corhaven Retreat

Join us August 2nd-3rd for 24 hours as a gathering of men seeking Jesus explore together what it might mean to be a faithful man today through our Fathers & First Things open retreat at Corhaven. Q: Do I need to be a father to participate? A: You do not need to be...
Life as Adventure…or Nothing

Life as Adventure…or Nothing

  Friends, Coracle’s youth ministry program, SLAQ (Servant Leader Quest, based out of the Shenandoah Valley), has two exciting upcoming opportunities we’d like to share with you. First, Join us online or in-person for a major milestone in the SLAQ...
Abraham’s Faith (& Nonviolence)

Abraham’s Faith (& Nonviolence)

There is a way that seems right to a person, but in the end its way is death.” – Proverbs 14:12 Two only sons, each deeply loved by their father, stumble up a mountain heavy with the wood of their own sacrifice upon their shoulders. One is named Isaac, and his...
“Praying Through the Lord’s Prayer”

“Praying Through the Lord’s Prayer”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through The Lord’s Prayer, pausing at each phrase to dive into its deeper significance and invitation.  He helps us rediscover the spiritual riches of this often...
“Called as Partners of the Promise”

“Called as Partners of the Promise”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us into the famous story of Moses encountering God through the burning bush from Exodus 3.  He encourages us to resist the temptation to get so caught up in our...
It’s 2048, Where are the Oaks of Tsedeq?

It’s 2048, Where are the Oaks of Tsedeq?

Okay, admittedly it’s a pretty obscure title for a newsletter article, but just give me a chance to explain. First of all, the date. There is nothing special about the date itself; this is no prophecy. The year 2048 is simply a reference to twenty five years from now,...
“Immersion Prayer”

“Immersion Prayer”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us imaginatively into the story of Jesus’ Baptism.  He invites us to consider all the things we do on a daily basis in the context of who God created us to be, and to rest in the...
“The Story of the Generous Father”

“The Story of the Generous Father”

In this “Space for God” reflection, Ken Wettig guides us into a rich encounter with Jesus’ classic parable typically titled, “The Prodigal Son.” Taking his lead from Rembrandt and Henri Nouwen, Ken draws our attention to the role of the...
Vocation and the Art of Being Church

Vocation and the Art of Being Church

“That is the best thing I have ever seen come out of Christianity.” Those words were the gut response of a young adult artist, typically uninspired by Christianity, who upon entering a home witnessed a group of people rehearsing Gregorian chants for a church service....

Ashes & Stories

“We honor our parents by not accepting as the final equation the most troubling characteristics of our relationship. In analysis, you work to turn the ghosts that haunt you into ancestors who accompany you. That takes hard work and a lot of love, but it’s the...
A New Chapter in the Valley

A New Chapter in the Valley

Without a few harrowing twists and turns, stories can quickly lose any sense of plot, on the other hand without an ultimate redemptive conclusion, it doesn’t much seem like a story at all. Over the last decade of life I have come to embrace a conviction, which I...
“Beauty in the Ordinary”

“Beauty in the Ordinary”

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister to the Shenandoah Valley) guides us into a reflection on the beauty that exists all around us if we have eyes to see it.  He frames his session around the story of the Prodigal Son,...
“Letting Wisdom Guide Us”

“Letting Wisdom Guide Us”

In this “Space for God,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister for the Shenandoah Valley) directs our attention to wisdom and its role in discernment. Drawing from Scripture, life, and George MacDonald, Ken guides us into an enriching time of reflection...
Hope, In God’s Story

Hope, In God’s Story

In this “Space for God,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a reflection on the interplay between our hope and the story God is telling throughout the whole cosmos. Weaving together Scripture, Prayer, Tolkien, and music, Ken offers a...
“Discernment Amidst Distraction”

“Discernment Amidst Distraction”

In this “Space for God,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a reflection inviting us to think wisely and redemptively about the various ways in which we interact with technology on a daily basis. He helps us cultivate a reflective...
Above the Cries of the Crowd

Above the Cries of the Crowd

Did Jesus “hear God” during his last days on Earth?  There are only two times in the synoptic Gospels when the audible voice of God is heard and recorded—Jesus’ Baptism and the Mount of Transfiguration.  It is worth noting that both times the Father’s voice says...

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