Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

Art as Adoration for Advent

Art as Adoration for Advent

This special Advent offering features music, reflections, and storytelling from Seth Crissman of The Walking Roots Band. He sets Scripture to music, repurposes old hymns, and shares some of his own compositions from The Soil and The Seed Project in this sweet time of...
The Roots of Our Gratitude

The Roots of Our Gratitude

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.—Zephaniah 3:17“We must understand that God does not ‘love’ us without...
“For the Beauty of the Earth”

“For the Beauty of the Earth”

In this “Space for God: Beauty” devotional, Drew Masterson (Coracle Dir. of Comms & Development) draws us into an immersive encounter with the classic hymn, “For the Beauty of the Earth.”  By walking through a few different musical...
Introduction to the Prayer of Examen

Introduction to the Prayer of Examen

It is not controversial to say that we live in a distracted age.  During the time it took to settle in and start to collect my thoughts for this reflection: my phone buzzed with a friend’s text sharing a podcast he liked (I responded instinctively), a banner...
A New Parent’s Bleary-Eyed Prayer

A New Parent’s Bleary-Eyed Prayer

Back on September 9th, my wife and I had the joy of welcoming the newest member of our family and the Coracle team into the world: Owen Kennedy Masterson. We were exceedingly blessed by a safe delivery, and our first month with our son has been marked with awe,...
Prayer & The Imagination

Prayer & The Imagination

In this Soundings Seminar, Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) talks with Amy Boucher Pye (Author and Spiritual Director) about her new book 7 Ways to Pray: Time-Tested Practices for Encountering God.  Through their conversation, they offer us ways to...

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