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

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