Longing

Longing

This week an AZ Disciples clergy colleague, Job Cobos, wrote a reflection on “solitary spirituality”. He focused on the pandemic’s effect on our spiritual lives and our need in these two years to pray and connect with God in solitude. Absent our customary gatherings...
Everything Falls Away

Everything Falls Away

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. ~ William Stafford Sooner or later, everything falls away. You, the work you’ve done, your successes, large and small, your failures, too. Those moments when you were light, along-...
The Other Pandemic

The Other Pandemic

by John Indermark Not long after I had pre-enrolled in seminary, my pastor gave an essay to me written by one of the Niebuhr brothers. The paper explored the theme of freedom and responsibility, and Pastor Pollmann asked me to present a series of short presentations...
Remaking

Remaking

“The act of repair asks us to keep remaking what is perpetually at risk of falling apart. It is this remaking by which a home, and a life, may come: not in spite of what has gone before, but because of it.” From Sparrow by Jan Richardson We have lost so much in the...
One Year of Pandemic Life

One Year of Pandemic Life

Today we mark a year of pandemic life. One year of significant changes. One year of new patterns and routines. One year of counting Covid cases and mourning precious lives lost to the virus. One year of healthcare workers’ unending hours. One year of jobs lost, school...