National Day of Prayer – Prayer for Ministers and their Families

I was invited by the local organizers of the Cincinnati National Day of Prayer to offer a prayer for "Ministers and their Families" during this year's observation.  Sadly, the event was rained out.   Here is the prayer I prepared, offered now as an online prayer of the heart. National Day of Prayer 2018 For … Continue reading National Day of Prayer – Prayer for Ministers and their Families

If You Would Be Truly Free, Then Learn The Skill Of Forgiveness

Forgiveness isn’t an art.  It’s a skill.  It’s an essential skill for your mental wellbeing and your spiritual growth. If you don’t learn to forgive, you will stunt your spiritual growth - you’ll stay prisoner to resentment or ill feeling. When you learn to forgive, you experience deep growth in grace and you get a … Continue reading If You Would Be Truly Free, Then Learn The Skill Of Forgiveness

What is Christian Spirituality?

People ask very good questions. Yesterday, one of our congregation members emailed me, asking, “How would you characterize Christian spirituality?” There are libraries on this subject, degree programs requiring years of study, and licensed practitioners of “spiritual formation.”  Christian literature abounds with books by the giants of spiritual formation: Anthony of the Desert, Saint Benedict, … Continue reading What is Christian Spirituality?