Journal

Series: Coracle

Why We Care about Deconstruction

Why We Care about Deconstruction

This reflection marks the official launch of our 2022 “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” Series.  We have always sought to offer care, companionship, and resources to those wrestling with their faith.  Now that “deconstruction” has become something...
Deconstruction, Discernment & 2022

Deconstruction, Discernment & 2022

Happy New Year, everybody!  Regarding this Year of our Lord 2022, I’m excited, intimidated, expectant, and sober.   I’m sober because the significant shifts and challenges that we’ve experienced in the past few years will persist and likely intensify.  I’m excited by...
Coracle’s 2021 Annual Report

Coracle’s 2021 Annual Report

It has been another challenging, stretching, and exciting year for all of us, and for Coracle too.  The Lord has been faithful, and we are in awe as we look back on the places of new creativity and growth into which he has led us that we couldn’t have predicted...
Would you like a time to pray for Peace & Wholeness?

Would you like a time to pray for Peace & Wholeness?

If you are feeling the weight of the recent weeks and would like a contemplative space to be with God, please join some of our Coracle Spiritual Directors for a time to Pray for Peace and Wholeness on Thursday, January 21, between 9:30 and 10:30 AM or between 7 and 8...
On Jan 6th (and Epiphany)

On Jan 6th (and Epiphany)

It will come as no surprise that we are all shocked and grieved by what transpired at our Nation’s capital on Wednesday.  The lawlessness and violence on display in a space of such symbolic significance for our country is difficult to process.  Just as (if not...
Coracle’s 2020 Annual Report

Coracle’s 2020 Annual Report

Dear Friends of Coracle, Right around this time every year, I write a letter to you listing some of the great things that have happened through Coracle in the year almost passed and offering a little look ahead into the next year, and usually that letter ends up being...
Fall 2020: “Anchors in the Storm”

Fall 2020: “Anchors in the Storm”

Friends, it’s already been an intense year– severe storms of a pandemic and America’s racial reckoning have kicked up and are not done yet.  And here comes our election season, and this storm will be very intense for the next couple of months while the other two keep...
Introducing the Coracle Community… Join Us!

Introducing the Coracle Community… Join Us!

Alone, none of us will follow Jesus the way we most want to.  And community forms us more deeply than most things.  And small groups of Christians can do a lot more together for others.  For all these reasons and more, I’m delighted to announce the formation of the...
Travel with Coracle in 2020

Travel with Coracle in 2020

There are well-known slogans like “Explore More” or “Never Stop Exploring” with mass marketing appeal that reflect a well-documented trend towards exploration and travel as a modern-day virtue in American culture. More and more, people are leaving behind the comfort...
Upcoming in 2020: Journey with Us!

Upcoming in 2020: Journey with Us!

Friends, there are some very exciting things coming up in 2020, and I really hope you’ll join in some of it.  I can promise you adventure, God, heartache, joy, depth, wonder, and watching God do stuff in you, around you, and through you.   Here are some highlights...
The Eucharistic Life

The Eucharistic Life

I imagine that many of you, like me, did not come from a sacramental tradition. Perhaps you find yourself in one now and still have questions when it comes time on Sunday for “Communion,” “The Lord’s Supper,” “The...

End of Year 2016 Fundraising Letter from Bill

Dear Friends and Fellow Pilgrims, I’m not good at cutting to the chase.  I’m not good at being brief.  I use words (and, sometimes, as you will see in my PS at the end, YouTube videos!) to help folks to see what I see, know what I know, celebrate the breadth that I...
Blogging Justice…and why

Blogging Justice…and why

Dear friends, I’m going to be quick to the point, and then make a bigger point.   The point:  This Thursday night through Saturday I’m going to be participating in The Justice Conference in Philadelphia with World Relief, to be with a few dear dear friends...
What is a ‘Coracle’?

What is a ‘Coracle’?

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” John O’Donohue Among the many stories of the adventures of the old Celtic Christian pilgrims is this one, from the 9th century.  Landing on an English beach in a boat made of...