One of my favorite morning prayers

The Rule of Saint Benedict is a set of directions for monastic life written by Benedict of Nursia in the 6th century in Italy. Nearly every week I am drawn to pray Benedict’s morning prayer. It has been rewritten in modern English by John McQuiston in his book Always We Begin Again – The Benedictive […]

Here’s a prayer I know I can pray

One summer when I was in college, I worked on a paint crew that included several guys who one day aspired to be pastors. During our lunch break, we often got into theological discussions. Two guys in particular did most of the talking. One of them always was right.  The other guy always disagreed with him. […]

Finding rhythms of quiet in my life

My friend Kelly Skinner runs the Soul Care Urban Retreat Center in Urbana. This is an interview Kelly did with me for her podcast “Everything is Spiritual.” We talked about soul care, the rhythms of quiet I strive for in my life and a number of other topics, mostly centered in how I approach my […]