Category Archives: Reflection

Thought for contemplation

And yet the books…

Taking inventory of these much-dog-eared companions always evokes Milosz’ poem… Advertisements

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Recipe for Worthy Leaders …”and most of all hope”

“Leaders should not seek riches, fame, or even recognition for their efforts….They should see their vocation as one of service and sacrifice and should lead by example. This kind of leadership requires integrity, resilience, a willingness to speak hard truths … Continue reading

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Life These Days

one of my very favorite reminders that sometimes, just sometimes, amazing journeys  (if with a bit of wipe-out here and there) are possible. [click on video image above or here to view]

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Remembering Fred Norris and Heather Adams (update)

In October 2016 I lamented the passing of two profoundly inspiring friends, colleagues, and amazing human beings. One was patristic scholar, Frederick W. Norris (left), who inspired many of us to creatively “re-read” (or, just plain read) Gregory of Nazianzus. The … Continue reading

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Garden Lines for Advent

  Light is that geode, planted like a seed, his body a seed buried in stone. And he is the word… from an Advent poem by Sarah Crowley Chestnut. (click on the image to read more of Sarah’s poems)

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Honored to be named Senior Fellow

I’m immensely honored by the invitation to be a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Initiative on Health, Religion & Spirituality. Learn more about this wonderful group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners.

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Feasting St. Martin of Tours

“A Saint, His Cloak, and Us” by the Rev. Dr. Andrew McGowan

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