Journal

A Prayer Update from a Pastor in Nepal

A Prayer Update from a Pastor in Nepal

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause major disruptions across the globe, and today we want to ask you to remember our brothers and sisters in Christ living in Nepal– one of Coracle’s core mission partners– where the pandemic has generated a saddening...
A Bikepacking Pilgrimage

A Bikepacking Pilgrimage

by Freddy Adams, 2018 Coracle Fellow Last month I set off for a 10-day cycling adventure.  The first part I did with a friend through the Shenandoah Valley, and the other part I did solo down the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I have had this approximate route on an unofficial...
Beyond Lament and Necessary for Action

Beyond Lament and Necessary for Action

These are remarkably intense days in an unprecedented year for America.  We’ve seen before some of the things we’re living in now, but never all at the same time like this.  One writer draws out “a fascinating breakdown of 2020 and its historical parallels (so far):...
A Lament for Racial Injustice

A Lament for Racial Injustice

On Juneteenth, 2020, we were honored to host over 500 people for a virtual service of Lament broadcast from the Corhaven Graveyard, a burial ground for 25 enslaved African Americans in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  We heard from a number of Christian leaders...
What is Lament?

What is Lament?

What is it to lament? You make a lament when the pain you feel can’t be carried by mere words. You make a lament when you’re so sad about something that you’d rather cry than speak. You make a lament when you’re grieved so deeply that you want to throw-up. You make a...
When God Said “Yes”

When God Said “Yes”

We gathered to seek God’s will.  We gathered to discern. We were black and white Christians, about 15 of us, from Orlando, D.C., Richmond, Minneapolis, and Atlanta, from churches, non-profits, foundations, and the government.  We met at a small farm in Virginia’s...
Lamenting Racial Injustice

Lamenting Racial Injustice

I’m writing to invite you to a virtually-offered “Lament for Racial Injustice” from the Corhaven Graveyard on Juneteenth (June 19), considered the Independence Day for African Americans since 1865.  We will have brief reflections on the current state of race...
Spiritual Formation During a Pandemic

Spiritual Formation During a Pandemic

Are you looking for ways to grow in your relationship with God during this pandemic season (or any season for that matter)?  You are in the right place!  We have “bundled” some of Coracle’s resources and offerings that deal with that question for you...