Tag Archives: Bridgefolk

Washing feet, getting real

Homily for liturgy of footwashing Bridgefolk 2014 Texts: Psalm 33, Philippians 2:1-11, John 1:1-27 Perhaps you have read the novels of the Southern writer Walker Percy. Percy had barely begun a medical career in the early 1940s when he contracted … Continue reading

Posted in Talks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sharing Peace:
Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation

Co-edited with Margaret Pfeil Sharing Peace brings together leading Mennonite and Catholic theologians and ecclesial leaders to reflect on the recent, first-ever international dialogue between the Mennonite World Conference and the Vatican. The search for a shared reading of history, theology … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Sharing Peace:
Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation

For Joetta

Prose Haiku July 2007 We walk the labyrinth, my love and I. Curving around each other, almost crossing, turning away, back, parallel, apart, one mysterious destination. Labyrinthian ways run through the bed where we touch tenderly and weep bitterly. They … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Poetry | Tagged , | Comments Off on For Joetta

Benedictine values and the need for bridging

Monastic Institute, Saint John’s Abbey, 6 July 2006 Bridgefolk is about, well, bridging — transcending old polarities, exchanging and integrating the gifts of mutually “separated brethren” and sisters too. It is about imagining Christ’s Church without the divisions that long seemed to … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Talks | Tagged , | Comments Off on Benedictine values and the need for bridging