Journal

“Jesus in the Face of Another”

“Jesus in the Face of Another”

In this first-ever “Space for God: Thursday,” Rev. Bill Haley revisits one of his favorite topics—the profound way in which we can encounter Jesus through encountering and attending to those who bear his image.  He draws on poetry, scripture, and a...
“When Jesus Found Me”

“When Jesus Found Me”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Bill Haley shares his encounters with Ignatius of Loyola while on Sabbatical in Rome.  Ultimately, Bill’s pursuit of Ignatius ended up being Jesus’ pursuit of Bill, and Bill encourages us to live with...
Bonfires This Fall

Bonfires This Fall

Dear Friends on the Journey, Fellow Pilgrims, I couldn’t be more excited coming into this fall.  Yes, I’m excited by what is coming up for you and all of us through Coracle’s offerings (more on that below), but more deeply it’s because of the palpable sense that the...
Vocation and the Art of Being Church

Vocation and the Art of Being Church

“That is the best thing I have ever seen come out of Christianity.” Those words were the gut response of a young adult artist, typically uninspired by Christianity, who upon entering a home witnessed a group of people rehearsing Gregorian chants for a church service....
RECORDING: “Reflections from Sabbatical”

RECORDING: “Reflections from Sabbatical”

In this Soundings Seminar conversation, Rev. Chris Lugo (Coracle Community Minister) interviews Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) about his time on a 6-month Sabbatical.  Bill spent time in monasteries, traveled the world, and did his best to savor the...
“The God I Don’t Understand”

“The God I Don’t Understand”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE,” Rev. Chris Lugo reminds us how frequently in Scripture we meet someone asking a question we all ask at different points in our lives, “God, what are you doing?”  The Psalms, in particular, are full of pointed...
Becoming People of Repair

Becoming People of Repair

“What should we do when we realize that the forms of Christianity we inherited are either insufficient for—or opposed to—the Christian mission to which we are called?” Coracle’s partners at the Center for Formation, Justice, and Peace are exploring in depth a central...
SOUNDINGS: Soul and Brain Food from Sabbatical

SOUNDINGS: Soul and Brain Food from Sabbatical

“SOUNDINGS” posts consider topics that are important for our society, for the Church, and for our own spiritual journeys.  To ‘take a sounding’ is a nautical term about using depth to determine where you are and where you’re going.  These writings are designed to do...
“Art Break: Titian” with Jan Haugen

“Art Break: Titian” with Jan Haugen

In this “Space for God: Beauty” devotional, we welcome back Jan Haugen (Smithsonian National Gallery) for another “Art Break”—this time looking at a 16th Century Italian painting by Titian.  Jan guides us into the beauty and subtlety of the portrait of 12-yr-old...
Sabbatical Ends, A New Season Begins

Sabbatical Ends, A New Season Begins

“You look around, and you see a world that is impenetrable, that cannot be made sense of.  You either raise your fist or say ‘Hallelujah’…I try to do both.”   Leonard Cohen I am back from Sabbatical.  It was wonderful, restful, beauty-full, and...
The Love that is God: A Reflection

The Love that is God: A Reflection

In his July 5th letter while on sabbatical, Bill mentioned a book, The Love That is God: An Invitation to Christian Faith by Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt.  I picked it up and found myself drawn not only by Bauerschmidt’s insight but also by his giving words to...
“The Heart of Spiritual Formation”

“The Heart of Spiritual Formation”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE” devotional, Rev. Chris Lugo (Coracle Community Minister) guides us down to the biblical foundation of spiritual formation—Deuteronomy 6.  Known traditionally as the “shema,” this powerful invitation to worship God...

Joining Coracle on the Journey

As we enter the third week of Coracle’s mid-year campaign, I want to thank everyone who has supported Coracle through your prayers and with your financial gifts! Both of these are instrumental in sustaining Coracle as we together pursue the mission of Spiritual...
Grateful. Expectant. Excited.

Grateful. Expectant. Excited.

Grateful. Expectant. Excited. These words characterize the atmosphere throughout Coracle as we’ve reached the midway point of 2023. We feel like a team, well led and well prepared by the Lord for what is next. I’m eager to tell you a bit more about that. Grateful. We...

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