Journal

For Lent: East and West VS. North and South

I love Lent.  Somehow it gives me the opportunity again to honestly own what I deeply know––I am a sinner, and sin.  In the words of the confession from the 1559 Book of Common Prayer (see below) which we sometimes still say, “There is no health in us”.  Lent reminds...
Transforming Love and Lent

Transforming Love and Lent

Lent is a sweet anticipated season for me.  Each year, I remember the image of coming home to the warm embrace of the Prodigal Father, eagerly awaiting my return. Dallas Willard describes repentance, central to the season of Lent, as a time to reconsider a strategy...

SOUNDINGS – What Then Shall We Do?

This past week I was pleased and privileged again to attend the Matthew 25 Gathering, where folks from the Anglican Church of North America gather to encourage each other in the ways that God has called us to work for the Kingdom, and work for justice with mercy. ...

Towards Racial Healing in America

Brothers and sisters, we are ALL pained by the ongoing and exacerbated tensions around race in our moment.  And I know if you’re reading this, you want to be part of the healing and part of the reconciliation.   To help us do this, me and quite a few dear friends are...

Making the Drive to Corhaven a Part of Your Retreat!

When you arrive, you’ll see a small plaque on our front porch that reads, “Bidden or not bidden, God is present”.  God will be present to you here.   God has given us this space so that others can find him, and he likes to be found, and he likes to find us! Your...
Why Walk? (El Camino 2019!)

Why Walk? (El Camino 2019!)

It is true that nowadays there are many faster ways to travel 100 kilometers or 62 miles than walking.  And yet, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela is more popular than ever.  While the major motion picture helped, there is a growing trend towards spiritual...

SOUNDINGS: Two Realities and One Response

When I was growing up, there was a funny little toy called Stretch Armstrong.  Made of soft rubber and dressed only in tiny blue wrestler’s shorts with blond hair painted on, there was really only one thing you could do with him: stretch his arms as far apart as they...

The Parent’s Circle and Telos Group

You all know that we often travel to Israel and Palestine with our good friends at Telos Group.  They are hosting an event this month with The Parents Circle. Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj from the Parents Circle are coming to the NoVA area.  Here’s a flyer for...