Table Talk

Some clarifications from the previous post: this is definitely not a finished reflection on Christian counselling strategies. There is an immeasurably important place for careful, well chosen words that draw out pain and provide comfort for suffering people. I guess we could all work harder at learning the art of using those kinds of words.… Continue reading Table Talk

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Avert your eyes

as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:3 ESV) I was chatting with a friend a month or two ago about the difficulty I find talking with people who are affected by deep suffering. I know I'm not at all unique in this experience. Our… Continue reading Avert your eyes

Zen Bishop

The news has come rattling over the wires in the past week that a diocese of The Episcopal Church (part of the Anglican Church in America) has elected a Buddhist as Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Northern Michigan. The reality is probably not quite as exciting, here are his words, I am quite honored, as… Continue reading Zen Bishop