The Gospel of Luke in Poem and Image

My artist sister, Natalie Rahberg, and I are pleased to announce the release of The Gospel of Luke in Poem and Image. It is our third collaboration with the Gospels, combining my efforts to simplify the text into "reader's...

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Reader’s Poem: Holy Listening

Holy Listening Presence and attentiveness. Spiritual directors are amateurs who aspire to reflect Christ’s love, teachers who help people look at themselves without flinching and then act accordingly, midwives to God’s love born into the welcoming soul, models of nurture and...

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A Tool for Attending to the Inner Dimensions of Leadership

The everyday and lasting pressures of ministry can take their toll on Christian leaders—and venting only helps so much. Thankfully, what we can learn from the practice of spiritual direction is that Christian leaders are not alone in their struggles and that...

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Reader’s Poem: The Soul of Discernment

Soul of Discernment Prayer is the difference between problem solving and discernment, seeking and responding to God’s call within complexity. It’s easy to become hopeless and cynical, but our worldview is often the source of the problem. Your journey will be unique. Reflect as you go. Ask for God’s help in...

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Cooling Anger and Warming Sadness

Cooling Anger and Warming Sadness When we are intensely angry it becomes hard to see straight. Conversely, the low drag of sadness can leave us with too little energy to pay much attention. So, for the sake of those in the...

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Reader’s Poem: Holy Spokes

Holy Spokes There’s something spiritually formative about the discipline of cycling. Regular, unremarkable routine helps us practice the presence of God. Start simple. Stay in the saddle. Keep mind and heart fixed on God. We are each worth being seen, each seeking an internal peace that transcends circumstance. Constraints...

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Reader’s Poem: Canoeing the Mountains

Canoeing the Mountains From Lewis and Clark we learn to adapt, adventure, thrive. The world ahead is radically different than the one behind. Competency and credibility are required and demonstrated in leadership. Reconsider narratives and assumptions. Align actual culture with true values. Become a learning community. Get perspective enough to...

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The Future of Benedictine Retreat Ministry: An Adaptive Challenge for St. Paul’s Monastery

By Samuel Rahberg, Director of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery, St. Paul, MN | srahberg@stpaulsmonastery.org | 651.777.7251 | Published in the journal Benedictines Magazine (LXV:2 2012 Fall/Winter), 18-28. | Louisville Institute Project Grant for Researchers #2012010 The Future of Benedictine Retreat Ministry: An...

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Reader’s Poem: Radical Candor

Radical Candor happens when you put together “care personally” and “challenge directly.” Clear praise and criticism become good guidance. Learn how others dream and derive meaning from their work. Enable teams to achieve collectively what is not possible individually. Stay centered, build trust. Be helpful, humble, immediate. Balance growth and...

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Nature and Listening

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