Journal

“Art Break” with Jan Haugen

“Art Break” with Jan Haugen

In this “Space for God: Beauty” long-time docent at the National Gallery of Art, Jan Haugen, guides us through a practice of gratitude using the story and colorful artwork of African-American artist, Alma Thomas, for inspiration.Click Here for more on Alma...
Luke 4:16-22 with Rev. Kendrick Curry

Luke 4:16-22 with Rev. Kendrick Curry

In this “Space for God: BIBLE,” Rev. Kendrick Curry (Coracle Co-Chair) helps us read Luke 4:16-22 “from the bottom up.”  He encourages us to seek solidarity with the perspective of the marginalized and disinherited, and he explains a few ways that altered-perspective...
Coracle in the Valley: Spring – Fall 2021

Coracle in the Valley: Spring – Fall 2021

We are thrilled to be able to offer a number of really wonderful opportunities for formation, creation, and service in and from the Shenandoah Valley over the coming months!  Some of these offerings will be in-person at Corhaven, and others will be offered online and...
A Personal Letter from Me

A Personal Letter from Me

Happy Bright Week friends!  This is the week when we continue to bask in the joy of the Resurrection, and there’s much to be joyful about, even as we carry the burdens of our days.  There’s much to tell you about, many good things, and if you read between the lines of...
What is “Essential Christianity”?

What is “Essential Christianity”?

At the end of 2020, our Executive Director, Bill Haley, had hit a wall.  He was trying to get on paper just what is the “Essence” of Coracle, but clarity was eluding him.  Then, in a spark of inspiration, he stepped back and took-in a broader perspective. ...
“Holy Week from Corhaven Graveyard”

“Holy Week from Corhaven Graveyard”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Sarah Kohrs (Director of Corhaven Graveyard) guides us through an immersive virtual tour of the Graveyard, a historic burial ground for two dozen formerly enslaved persons. She uses scripture, nature, and silence to help...
The Stranger Within/Without

The Stranger Within/Without

In this “Space for God” devotional, Danny Nasry (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through an opportunity to connect with our inherent human weakness as an invitation to worship and prayer.  He interacts with some well-known passages from scripture and...
“Beauty in Prayer”

“Beauty in Prayer”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Mary Gardner guides us through a contemplative encounter with artistic depictions of prayer, paired with helpful prompts to spark our own prayer. We hope it will be a blessing to you as you pray with your mind,...
Learning Reconciliation from a Civil War Survivor

Learning Reconciliation from a Civil War Survivor

What causes fights and quarrels among you?  Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?  You desire but do not have, so you kill.  You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. James 4:1-2 Surely the arm of the Lord is not too...
The Wounded, Risen Lord: John 20

The Wounded, Risen Lord: John 20

In the first “Space for God: BIBLE,” Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) opens up the story of Jesus’ first resurrected appearances as recorded in John 20. Ultimately, he invites us to a powerful and counter-cultural vision for the Christian...
SOUNDINGS: “Composing Your Death Song”

SOUNDINGS: “Composing Your Death Song”

The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty…they are soon gone, and we fly away.   Psalm 90.10 “O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?”  1 Cor. 15.55 On December 28, 1872 in Arizona’s Salt River Canyon, US Major...
“Barriers to True Love”

“Barriers to True Love”

In this “Space for God” Devotional, Barbara Ryan (Coracle Associate) guides us through a reflection on how and why we struggle to see ourselves and others as God sees us– as God’s Image Bearers. She draws upon Scripture, CS Lewis, and her own poetry...