Journal

During COVID-19, Go Deeper and Bless

During COVID-19, Go Deeper and Bless

Peace be with you, friends. One of my dear mentors, Gordon Cosby, would say, “In times of crisis, go deeper…” We are in a crisis, and I’m ready to go deeper and help you go deeper too.  Last week I wrote to our staff and board, “I’m feeling energized by the...
Pilgrimage in Place

Pilgrimage in Place

Many of you have probably seen this widely-circulated Coronavirus meme:  It’s funny because it’s true, almost painfully so.  Over the past few weeks, every single pilgrimage that Coracle had planned for this year has been canceled, postponed or called seriously into...
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...
Reflecting God’s Image in Community

Reflecting God’s Image in Community

“You’re like a mirror, reflecting me Takes one to know one, So take it from me…” –from “Dust to Dust” by The Civil Wars We’re all increasingly familiar and inundated – in religious and secular contexts equally – with the vocabulary around...
Introducing the Coracle Community… Join Us!

Introducing the Coracle Community… Join Us!

Alone, none of us will follow Jesus the way we most want to.  And community forms us more deeply than most things.  And small groups of Christians can do a lot more together for others.  For all these reasons and more, I’m delighted to announce the formation of the...
New Year, New View

New Year, New View

2020 is now well under way.  Whether you made resolutions or not, the language of starting over and afresh surrounds us immediately following Christmas and well into the first months of the new year.  Come January 1, we are bombarded with messages about becoming new...
Travel with Coracle in 2020

Travel with Coracle in 2020

There are well-known slogans like “Explore More” or “Never Stop Exploring” with mass marketing appeal that reflect a well-documented trend towards exploration and travel as a modern-day virtue in American culture. More and more, people are leaving behind the comfort...
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...