L. Roger Owens: Midlife as a time of discovery, not a problem to be solved

A walkway at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania, which author L. Roger Owens visited, alone and with his family, over the course of a year. Photo by Rachel Handel FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Instead of sinking into the feeling of being stuck, a seminary professor set a goal of taking 40 walks to mark his 40th birthday. He then wrote … Continue reading “L. Roger Owens: Midlife as a time of discovery, not a problem to be solved”

Loving and Leaving a Church: An Interview with Barbara Melosh

Bearings Online Loving and Leaving a Church An Interview with Barbara Melosh January 17, 2019 By Susan Sink 4 Comments Barbara Melosh’s book Loving and Leaving a Church: A Pastor’s Journey tells the story of a second-career seminarian who arrived at her first pastorate with enthusiasm and high hopes. As she engages with the historical congregation … Continue reading “Loving and Leaving a Church: An Interview with Barbara Melosh”

Theology in Uncertain Times

Theology in Uncertain Times An Interview with Bonhoeffer Scholar Victoria J. Barnett July 17, 2018 By Collegeville Institute Victoria J. Barnett is a scholar who has served as a general editor of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, the English translation series of the theologian’s complete works, published by Fortress Press. She is the author of For the … Continue reading “Theology in Uncertain Times”

Disillusionment and the Divine: A Review of The Dangers of Spiritual Practice

Disillusionment and the Divine A Review of The Dangers of Spiritual Practice January 10, 2019 By Amy Peterson The Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin By Lauren F. Winner Reviewed by Amy Peterson Yale University Press, 2018, 240 pp. When Lauren Winner’s second book, Mudhouse Sabbath, was published in 2003, … Continue reading “Disillusionment and the Divine: A Review of The Dangers of Spiritual Practice”

Diana Butler Bass: Gratitude isn’t just an emotion

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   We tend to think of gratitude as a personal feeling that we can cultivate. But it’s also communal and social, writes the author of the new book “Grateful.” Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Diana Butler Bass admits she’s not good at gratitude. She has trouble with keeping a gratitude journal, and she struggles writing … Continue reading “Diana Butler Bass: Gratitude isn’t just an emotion”