Tag: spiritual writing

Time and the 8 Evil Thoughts: A Lenten Journey

What if we could talk about sin outside the strictures of fear and judgmentalism?

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Pressing Against the Darkness: Mandy Smith on #CreativeUncertainty

Who are we to keep creativity to ourselves?

The Loneliest Day: Travel Notes from a Reading Pilgrimage

Today I continue my reading pilgrimage through Ronald Rolheiser’s remarkable book The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness. Rolheiser is a Catholic theologian, but in my own faith tradition–Eastern Orthodoxy–today is Holy Friday, the day of the Cross. It is, perhaps, the loneliest day of the liturgical year, albeit not when measured by external…
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Stability of Place: Seeking God in Close Quarters with Benedict of Nursia

The consensus among the handful of us who were huddled into the small college chapel that night at St. Michael’s College in Toronto, waiting for the vesperal liturgy to begin, was that were worshiping on borrowed time. Only hours earlier, in response to mounting concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the president of our university had…
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Writing for Religious Audiences (Ep 032)

https://media.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/p/content.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/032_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWriting about religious topics isn’t the same as writing for a religious audience. Listen in to learn what makes writing for a religious audience different – and why Nicole and Sarah have both written on religious topics and for religious audiences (but not always at the same time).…
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