I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the life of one of my most important influences, Dallas Willard, who passed away on May 8th. The morning he died, I awoke early with a sense that he was gone, and later discovered that my good friend, Gary Black, had been with him in his final breaths. [...]
On Monday night we hosted a ReImagine conversation called Imagine Peace. Five storytellers shared amazing accounts of forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration. Below is a story I shared about my journey to bless those who curse me: It was a hot and humid Texas evening in July. I had been traveling the country in an RV [...]
Here’s a story about the messiness of working through conflict in relationships, adapted from Practicing the Way of Jesus. Let’s be honest—conflict is an inevitable part of any human relationship. When my brokenness rubs up against your brokenness, misunderstandings develop, feelings get hurt, expectations are unmet and we feel disrespected or slighted. We often have [...]
Here’s another post on community in preparation for our May conversation and Learning Lab, adapted from Practicing the Way of Jesus. They say that Jesus rarely traveled more than thirty miles from where he was born. Some of us travel farther than that each day just to get to work. The organic kinship or “household” [...]
As a preview for the conversation and Learning Lab we are launching in May I’m doing a series of posts on the theme of community and reconciliation based on excerpts from Practicing the Way of Jesus. Here’s the first: As I write, I’m flipping through pictures from our first intentional community vow ceremony six years [...]
Over the course of the year we try to offer public conversations and workshops that address holistic spiritual practice in various life areas. In May we are considering the important thread of how radical love can transform all of our relationships. Here are the details on upcoming events: RADICAL LOVE CONVERSATION. Relationships are messy and [...]
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Here’s more of the theological background on the Experiments In Truth project we are launching next Thursday. (To register, go here). Since ancient times, earnest spiritual seekers have explored ways to discipline their minds and bodies—leveraging their lives towards a greater purpose. An early advocate of the Way wrote to his apprentice, saying, “Train yourself to [...]