Journal

When God says, “Encore!”

When God says, “Encore!”

In this “Space for God” reflection, Danny Nasry (Coracle Community Minister) brings us into contact with the glorious over-abundance of God’s creation. Through water and daisies and even romanesco, Danny helps us slow down and let ourselves be awed...
“Prayer Lessons from Screwtape”

“Prayer Lessons from Screwtape”

In this “Space for God,” Drew Masterson (Center for Christian Study, UVA) offers a reading, reflection, and prayer exercise from C.S. Lewis’ famous book, The Screwtape Letters. Written from the perspective of a demon, Screwtape, giving advice on how...

The Gift of Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is a centuries-old gift that Coracle embraces and fosters.  One of the gifts of ministering with Coracle is the freedom I have to partner with others in pursuing God in the company of others.  In 2019 I experienced the richness of the Virginia Slavery...
“My Path Illumine” with Ryan Scarberry

“My Path Illumine” with Ryan Scarberry

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” worship pastor Ryan Scarberry guides us through the classic hymn “Come Down O Love Divine.”  The hymn’s poetic lyrics and stirring melody invite us to consider the comforting, refining, beautiful presence...
Hope, In God’s Story

Hope, In God’s Story

In this “Space for God,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a reflection on the interplay between our hope and the story God is telling throughout the whole cosmos. Weaving together Scripture, Prayer, Tolkien, and music, Ken offers a...

A Reflection on the Overturning of Roe v Wade

For good reason there’s been a lot of coverage in all forms of media of last week’s Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision overturning Roe v. Wade.  Among the many things I’ve read, I found this summary of an editorial in the Vatican...
The Habit of Hospitality

The Habit of Hospitality

At any time and in any culture, offering hospitality and inviting the stranger in is a powerful testimony to the love and welcome of God.  And, it’s a beautiful invitation for us as Christians. Searching Google for the definition of “hospitality” gives this, “the...
“Praying with Our Tears”

“Praying with Our Tears”

In this “Space for God” reflection, Rev. Abigail Whitehouse guides us through a prayerful exercise to help us embrace our places of tenderness in order to more deeply encounter our God who wept. Those who sow in tears will reap in joy, and we hope this...
For When You’re Feeling Weak

For When You’re Feeling Weak

In this “Space for God,” Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) guides us through a reflection on the secret power of our weakness when turned over to God. The bulk of the time is spent in prayerful reflection and listening to “Come...
“Enough!” – On Gun Violence in America

“Enough!” – On Gun Violence in America

Writing “Essential Christianity” in late December, 2020 was a great joy for me, a personal act of worship, a chance to comprehensively write what I believe, what I believe Christianity teaches, and what are the many implications of that teaching.  It also enabled me...
“Discernment Amidst Distraction”

“Discernment Amidst Distraction”

In this “Space for God,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a reflection inviting us to think wisely and redemptively about the various ways in which we interact with technology on a daily basis. He helps us cultivate a reflective...