Month: October 2008

Nouwen on the Spiritual Life

The spiritual life can be lived in as many ways as there are people. What is new is that we have moved from the many things to the Kingdom of God. What is new is that we are set from from the compulsions of our world and have set our hears on the only necessary thing. What is new is that we no longer experience the many things, people, and events as endless causes for worry, but begin to experience them as the rich variety of ways in which God makes his presence known to us.

Indeed, living a spiritual life requires a change of heart, a conversion. Such a conversion may be marked by a sudden inner change, or it may take place through a long, quiet process of transformation. But ti always involves and inner experience of oneness.

Making All Things New, Henri Nouwen quoted in A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants

Coffehouse Theology Blog Tour Stops at The Edge

The word “theology” can be so intimidating. Most of the adults in my Sunday Bible study group practice theology all the time but rarely if ever use the word. Enter Ed Cyzewski. In a (dis) arming way Ed helps the reader work through the practice of theology for “every person.”

Coffeehouse Theology: Reflecting on God in Everyday Life presents the reader with what we may consider a missional theological method in the vernacular of the common person. Not just a book for those without theological education, but for those who understand the intersection of life and faith is not a matter of academics but practicality. Read More


Bob called this morning. “Todd, I know you are often at your computer. Type in Patrick Henry Hughes. Call me after you watch the video if you want.” Perspective is everything.

Surprised at Dinner – Blessed

A few weeks ago Glenn planned to take our staff to dinner – he and Jeanene. We set the date and then discovered I would be out of town so we rescheduled to last evening. Glenn and Jeanene dabble in antiques. They often reserve booth space at Affair of the Heart each October in Oklahoma City. They told us they would meet us at Johnny Carino’s. We, our staff, met at our building and rode together. Read More