Journal

On Violence in Buffalo & Laguna Woods

by Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) & Kristy Wallace (Repentance Project Director) With you, our hearts are deeply troubled, sad, angry, and sorrowful at the news of last Saturday’s deadly and racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo. We are grieved by...
14 Days of Encountering Jesus

14 Days of Encountering Jesus

As we have stewarded our two series this year, “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” and “Discernment: Hearing God’s Voice in a Noisy World,” we have waded into some complicated and contentious topics.  It can get heavy.  That is why we resolved from the start to...
Beauty in Our Constraints

Beauty in Our Constraints

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” Drew Masterson (Coracle Dir. of Comms & Development) guides us through three reflections on works of artistry that can help us learn to see New Creation potential in the midst of our constraints. We hope his...
Science vs. Faith?

Science vs. Faith?

Part of the focus in our “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series this year has been to make space for faithful Christians to ask hard questions that deserve to be asked and thoughtfully answered.  Two big types of questions both Christians and non-Christians...
The Gift of Spiritual Direction

The Gift of Spiritual Direction

The ministry of Spiritual Direction has grown in popularity and accessibility over the last decade, but for many of us, I expect it remains a bit foggy.  I know it was for me when I joined the Coracle staff.  Not a mentor, therapist, or life coach—a Spiritual Director...
Let Heaven and Nature Sing

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

At the end of February, I attended the Coracle Fellowship in Baltimore retreat on the Eucharist.  During our time of Silence and Solitude, I felt compelled to go outside for a walk.  I really tried to ignore that feeling.  I’m not familiar with the area, and I didn’t...
Above the Cries of the Crowd

Above the Cries of the Crowd

Did Jesus “hear God” during his last days on Earth?  There are only two times in the synoptic Gospels when the audible voice of God is heard and recorded—Jesus’ Baptism and the Mount of Transfiguration.  It is worth noting that both times the Father’s voice says...
Jesus & The Major Religions

Jesus & The Major Religions

Part of the focus in our “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series this year has been to make space for faithful Christians to ask hard questions that deserve to be asked and thoughtfully answered.  Two big types of questions both Christians and non-Christians...
“The Lamb is My Shepherd” a Poem

“The Lamb is My Shepherd” a Poem

A reflection on the fullness of Jesus as our Good Shepherd in light of  Psalm 23, John 10:1-18 , Rev. 5, and Rev. 7:17. “The Lamb is My Shepherd”The Slain-Lamb Lord is also my Good Shepherd.  What more could I want?He makes me rest in his green grass of...
SOUNDINGS: “Being Honest to God”

SOUNDINGS: “Being Honest to God”

This reflection is part of our 2022 “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series.  You can read my original piece laying out why it is fitting for Coracle to pick up this conversation at this moment HERE.  If you are on a deconstruction journey or caring for...

Read Bill Haley's Year-End Letter "The Next Journey for Coracle"