Journal

Author: Soren Johnson

Men of Reparation

This article was written by Soren Johnson, and was first published here. Men repair stuff. I know — I’m resorting to stereotypes. But I don’t know any guys who find happiness by waking up day after day to a bunch of broken things. And yet, according to a friend of...

Accelerated Parenting

Soren Johnson, a Coracle Board Member, wrote this blog originally for CatholicHerald.com.  You can find the original posting here.   As a dad of young children, I sometimes think that my wife and I are workers at a muddy and chaotic construction site — setting (I...

Dad’s Christmas dilemma

This blog was originally posted by a Coracle board member, Soren Johnson, at this site. “What’s your favorite time of the year?” I asked my 7-year-old son the other day. Without a pause, he nearly shouted, “Christmas Eve.” Fellow dads, listen up. We can read our kids’...

Three cures for the ‘selfie age’

This blog was originally posted by a Coracle board member, Soren Johnson, at this site. Here is a bit of non-news: Americans today are decidedly overwhelmed, self-absorbed and hyper-social. We download apps to monitor our breathing, sleeping and our every move. We are...

A Christmas Story

It was a chilly evening in Bethlehem. No snow, but definitely a bitter wind that made you want to seek cover. Not long after graduating from college, I was there.  Privileged to attend a Christmas Eve Mass at the 4th century Church of the Nativity, I prayed just a few...

Dad and backseat theologians

The other day, I was driving home with my boys after a rained-out Little League practice. Lightning flickered behind receding clouds, a headache lingered from a long day at the office, and my 8-year old, Owen, predictably asked if they could play outside when we got...
What Our Bibles Say About Us

What Our Bibles Say About Us

Jolts of inspiration don’t arrive in the mail every day. But a while ago, my uncle called. He told me that in cleaning out his basement, he’d come across my great-grandmother’s Bible. He’d be happy to pass it on to me. Nanny — as we affectionately knew her — fled...

“Where Do We Go From Here”

Soren Johnson is one of Coracle’s board members, and recently he gave this address to over 800 (mostly) Catholic men on retreat in Herndon, VA.  His words apply to all men who long to follow God while living in these times.  “Where do we go from here?” Annual...

Christ, the load-bearing wall

Soren Johnson is on the board of Coracle, and in this short blog, he truthfully hits on the structure of a family. Soren shares how his ‘house’ is made, and nudges us to be mindful of what matters.  This entry was originally posted here, or you can...