Journal

Series: Coracle

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...

A Personal Word As Fall Comes Into View

Dear fellow-pilgrims, as is often with these letters, I like to finish by offering a deep treat at the end, so read all the way to the and find out what it is this time.   And as you know, from time to time I like to offer a more personal letter to let you know of...

Making Next Year Happen This Year

Dear friends and fellow-pilgrims, I’m genuinely excited to ask for your help to enable Coracle to grow in the coming year, but you’ll have to wait til the bottom of this letter for the details about that. There is just so much really good stuff to share first! After...
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...

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