Fr. Thomas Keating has passed away

It’s with great sorrow I found out today that Fr. Thomas Keating has passed away.

His writing taught me to understand how prayer can be about being with God, enjoying his presence, and not only asking God for things. He taught the Bible is meant to be prayed and to expect God to speak through it.

He taught me that one can cultivate an attitude of submission to God’s will, and understand that’s not scary because God’s will is always for my good and for greater communion with him.

For me, this was and is profound stuff in terms of deepening my communion with Christ.

May he rest In peace, and may his memory be eternal.

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10 brief thoughts on getting paid as a priest

Preface: I’m not saying here every senior pastor must be paid, or be full time, or that full-time, paid pastors are even necessarily optimal in every situation. There are pros and cons to the various ways of supporting clergy, and that’s what this is about. Continue reading 10 brief thoughts on getting paid as a priest

I tried the Impossible Burger, and I liked it

The brand new, totally plant-based Impossible Burger is a game changer for vegetarians like myself, and possibly for carnivores as well. This animal-meat alternative is basically indistinguishable from it’s less-sustainable counterparts (at least the fast-food versions) and is becoming more and more widely available. Continue reading I tried the Impossible Burger, and I liked it