Shema: The Open Secret

Starting this month we will be doing a new series in Shema. Entitled ‘The Open Secret,’ we will be exploring the teachings of Jesus framed by what is typically refered to as “The Sermon on the Mount’. We are looking for resources at large to help form our dealing with the various themes we will […]

Tuesday is for Thomas

Merton pondered: Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That i will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself- and, if i accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself. For it is the […]

Loving a friend who engages…

My friend Darryl is great. A great musician. A great father. A great thinker. He also is great at engaging his mind and heart together. Darryl’s blog entitled ‘The Yellow Couch‘ is increasingly becoming a place to visit for me. Especially since he is becoming another of the voices from within the Shema community who […]

Ideas for Lent

We are officially entering into the Lenten season tomorrow. If you are looking for some ideas, maybe this site is for you. It looks cheesy, but if you live in Europe and sign up for the text messages, who knows. Maybe, just maybe you will get some good ideas. Here is an article from the […]

Tuesday is for Thomas

This morning Laura and I went to Lammert and Conny’s so that Lammert could drive her to the airport in advance of her trip to the southern Sudan. She had her 22kg backpack stuffed with her food, their meds, and a few clothes. Indeed, this expression of faith shows me once again that real faith […]

Another article pro-Bono and pro-leadership

A Humanitarian Leader on the World Stage by Jim Citrin People all over the world recognize Bono. The Irish musician turned diplomat and philanthropist has transcended his rock-music roots to become a driving force in global economic policymaking, and a world leader in the war against AIDS in Africa. How did he transform himself from […]

Paul Mayers, Molleths, and Murphys’ Oh my!

Lately I have been following more closely the following people, conversations, and blogs. This is a beautiful example of how the blogosphere can add quite a variety of spice to our lives. Paul Mayers- God is green…but am I? Molleth- Loving God’s Earth (Is God Green?) Brian Murphy- The Thing About Prayer Is Jason Clark- […]

Remembering my wife…today

I had hoped to use yesterday as an ideal opportunity to express my devout love for my wife on this blog…but i missed that chance. And despite the fact that many believe as Nicholas Fiedler points out that ‘much of the story of St. Valentine may be more legend than fact”, I still choose to […]