Disrupting the Story of Progress

Disrupting the Story of Progress

John Gast, American Progress, 1872 “We challenge a social arrangement by questioning the story that validates it. When people stop believing the stories that justify the social order, it begins to change. The dominant story of modernity has been progress. Although...
A Spiritual Posture  of Embrace

A Spiritual Posture of Embrace

“We need souls that can take in the world in all its complexity and diversity, yet still maintain our integrity. And we need souls that can love and be in relationship with all of this complexity. Instead of fight or flight, we need a spiritual posture of embrace.”...
The B Word

The B Word

I have been away from this blog. Because I have been “busy.” My calendar is full. I can’t get important projects finished. The things I want to do keep getting pushed farther into the future. I am at capacity. I definitely don’t want to glorify busy, but I...
Believe It

Believe It

I wrote about what happens inside a chrysalis in my last post because I needed that metaphor a couple of weeks ago. I had been with leaders in one of our congregations. They had asked me to help them choose a social justice issue their congregation could focus on...
Before the Alleluia

Before the Alleluia

Spirituality is the capacity to live deeply into the concrete, creative order of things as co-creative participants.  ~ Beverley W. Harrison Apparently, abundant clusters of calla lily are pretty common place this time of year. Never having been in San Luis Obispo...