Praying the Scriptures

he Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hosted a Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders at St. Mark's Lutheran in North Saint Paul in 2015. The event featured extended conversation with Bishop Lull, networking opportunities with leaders...

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Three-In-One: An Icon of Shared Leadership

enri Nouwen observed that Rublev's Icon of the Trinity (1425 A.D.) would leave us in distant awe of the divine mystery if it did not so profoundly invite us into deeper intimacy with God (Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons, Ave Maria Press: 1987....

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Poem: Learning Lectio From An Old Welsh Cow

Slow and steady tear the grass grind, grind iron jaws raise head keep chewing drop down pulling, pulling raise head chewing, looking pause watch chewing, chewing down grass swat tail pulling, pulling move a bit tongue out snort, snort chewing, chewing stand still, lift tail loose patty chewing, chewing pulling, pulling all day long. by Samuel Rahberg 2014

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Reader’s Poem: Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

Reclaim words as instruments of love, healing, and peace. Caring for language is a moral issue. In all of us, a hunger for words that satisfy. Precision is possible, even if words slip and slide. The dangers to be avoided are cynicism and naïveté. Reading: entering the text, eating...

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Spiritual Imagery and Experiences for New Contemplatives

The following article appeared in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction (Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015) and was written in collaboration with several young adult spiritual directors identified by Spiritual Directors International as New Contemplatives. They are Rachel Bruns, Becky...

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