So Long, Baylight, and Thanks for All the Blessings

Last Sunday was the farewell party for Baylight Church Community, a place I considered my spiritual home for a good chunk of my adult years. For something that existed for about 11 years, it ended with some good food and old friends. In a way, it was fitting, but in another way, I think I’m still . . . → Read More: So Long, Baylight, and Thanks for All the Blessings

Amber Waves of Grain in…San Francisco?

The growing season is fully upon us in the city by the Bay, and it’s been, dare I say, hot here with temperatures in the 70s! Our spring planting is complete, our summer crops are going in, and we’re having a lot of fun now that the hard, wake up at 5:45am work is done. One . . . → Read More: Amber Waves of Grain in…San Francisco?

The Paradox of Humanity

As part of my sustainable spirituality project, I’m working my way through Graham Cole’s volume from the NSBT series, God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom. It’s been a fantastic read so far–he writes well, sustains his argument, keeps it going from chapter to chapter. I’m about a third of the way through right now. I . . . → Read More: The Paradox of Humanity

Notions of Wisdom: Compartmentalization versus the Cross

Way back, I started what was supposed to be a three-part series on worldly wisdom and the gospel’s response, with the first category being about Consumerism. I wanted to make sure I picked that up again, albeit seven months after the first, and write about the second C in the sequence, Compartmentalization.

The battle against compartmentalization has . . . → Read More: Notions of Wisdom: Compartmentalization versus the Cross

Spiritual Sustainability and the Net (part two)

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about an experiment I was undertaking to free up time and mind share in order to have a clearer view of what’s important. Embedded into that experiment is the belief that our brains have limited bandwidth, and needless clutter reduces the capacity for intimacy and joy. So I cut Google . . . → Read More: Spiritual Sustainability and the Net (part two)