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The Spiritual Practice of Poetry

In the past week, I baptized two babies—one dead, one dying. I held a chair steady for a mother collapsing in tears, and I held a trash bin for a father vomiting in grief. I prayed for children who had cancer, held hands of children who had burns, sang songs to children who had been […]

Read more February 11, 2016

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

In October, the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative sponsored an event entitled “The Spirituality of Eating.”  On Friday afternoon I found my way through downtown Asheville to Malaprops bookstore.   As people began to gather, this vibrant and stimulating environment became even more alive as we eagerly waited to hear Norman Wirzba of Duke […]

Read more November 21, 2012