The Common Good

Results for quiet time

3 Reasons I Didn't Give Up on the Bible
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

The more I studied the “perfect” word of God, the more I expected that doctrine would become clear and consistent, the authors exemplary, and the stories contain distinct and readily discernible meanings. ...

Disquiet Time: How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

The book of Revelation and I have a complicated relationship. We flirted a little bit, back in high school, at least until it got me kicked out of church. I was asked to contribu ...

When Facebook Is the New Daily Moral Reference
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

When we turn to social media in moments of boredom or temporary emptiness, we lose our center. When the meaning and satisfaction in our lives comes from likes, comments, and retweets, God is no longer at the c ...

The Bible as Icon
Originally Posted: 08/15/2013 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

I jest about the Bible culture I received along with the faith, the ways the Bible itself (and I mean the object) became an icon (and far too often, an idol) expressive of our belief and hopes — and ultimately ...

Remembering How to Pray
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

Kelly's Light is for me a Sound (at the beginning of all things, through which God created all things) and I am a fluctuation in God's celestial soundscape. This is something I too easily forget in t ...

This Is My Body (Day Ten)
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

On the rare occasion we actually slow down long enough to pray, worship, reflect or simply be in the moment, we have no idea how to do it. I watch people in church, and it’s clear from the body language that w ...