Homilists for the Homeless …

I'm honored to contribute to this book of sermons ... it follows the liturgical year (Cycle A), and all proceeds from the book go to help the homeless. Here's a description:

Once again, Clear Faith Publishing brings together some of the finest homilists to build a new compilation of homilies and reflections for Cycle A of the Liturgical Year. A Prisoner and You Visited Me breaks open the Sunday and Feast Days readings in order to provide insight, warmth, humor and spiritual food for the reader. Under the moniker ‘Homilists for the Homeless’ the gift of these preachers makes it possible for proceeds from the sale of every book to go toward charities that serve and support those who are living on the margins.

This would be a great gift for a priest, preacher, or seminarian in your life ... and you'll find it enriching for yourself as well! You can order here:

https://bit.ly/CFPLaunch

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A Table Grace for Thanksgiving

This table grace has been my companion for a few years now. If it is helpful for you, I welcome you to use it - just the first stanza, or several. The leader can say the first three lines, and everyone can join on the fourth line, We give thanks with all our heart.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

 

For this breath, for this heartbeat

For this meal with these companions

For the web of life of which we’re part

We give thanks with all our heart.

 

For sun and rain, for soil and season,

For ocean, mountain, forest, meadow,

For the web of life of which we’re part

We give thanks with all our heart.

 

For all to whom this food connects us

From field and farm to store and table

For the web of life of which we’re part

We give thanks with all our heart.

 

For bread and wine upon this table

For this deep mystical communion

For the web of life of which we’re part

We give thanks with all our heart.

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Do I Stay Christian? Four Stages Charts

Folks who listen to Do I Stay Christian as an audiobook have been asking for the 4 stages charts in the Include and Transcend chapter. Click here to view them.

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A retired pastor on Do I Stay Christian?

A retired pastor writes:
I know there is no way you can read all the emails and communications you receive, much less respond to them. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your latest book, which I just finished - Do I Stay Christian? I am a retired Mainline Protestant pastor, having served actively for 35 years and now filling in at various congregations from time to time. I have known for some time that the "old way" of being Christian is simply not working. I so love and respect young people who just cannot "do church" any more and you really helped me understand them even better! I only wish I could have done more in my active ministry to help others "see." But thanks be to God there are modern prophets like yourself (and I mean that sincerely), who are helping us to "see." You are a needed and important voice for all of us who want to be more fully human in following and embodying Jesus in hopes of reflecting this way to the world!

The grace and peace of our Lord be with you, and thanks again for your kindness, your grace, and great wisdom!

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Thanks for these kind and encouraging words! For folks who would like to read the new book, here's a link: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250853035/doistaychristian

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Do I Stay Christian? Resources for you and your small group …

Do I Stay Christian? releases this week!

You may be interested in this excerpt from the book in the Daily Meditation from the Center for Action and Contemplation, of which I am honored to be a part: https://email.cac.org/t/ViewEmail/d/9F5DC36ACF0260072540EF23F30FEDED/7F2E00B06C3B153A14399806BE9B4083

You'll also find a three-part video guide to the book and an invitation to be part of a four-week online class and community HERE:

https://homebrewedchristianity.lpages.co/doistaychristian/

This online course and community are a partnership with the amazing Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity ... one of the really significant theological resources on the interwebs today.

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