Discovering Our Spirituality through Memory Boxes
Discovering Our Spirituality through Memory Boxes

I often allude to memory boxes when talking or thinking about spirituality and aging. They were prominent in my presentation at the Abundant Living Conference at Camp Allen in the

Actually, they DO get something out of it
Actually, they DO get something out of it

More than a year ago, I wrote a blog post about Libby Lane’s consecration as the first woman bishop in England. I realized how important this was to me, because

Older Adult Ministry for the Spirit
Older Adult Ministry for the Spirit

This fourth post about ministry for adults 75 and older is part of a series inspired by the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book, symposium, and special issue of Lifelong

Reading the bible behind bars
Reading the bible behind bars

Two or three Tuesdays a month I visit the re-entry unit at the Washington, DC Jail. I spend an hour or so talking with some of the incarcerated men about

Let’s play
Let’s play

A child turns over a bucket of packed sand on the beach to add a third turret to an elaborate sand castle. Margaret has been building that castle for hours

Spirituality constantly grows throughout life
Spirituality constantly grows throughout life

“Each stage and phase of life is ordained by God and therefore has a purpose. . .We grow in never-ending spirals of change, as the progression of our lives ebbs

Seeking Jerusalem: An invitation to pilgrimage at St George’s College
Seeking Jerusalem: An invitation to pilgrimage at St George’s College

To go on pilgrimage is to set one’s face towards Jerusalem. In my previous article, I emphasized that while sacred time, sacred space, and sacred journey are its most commonly

Pilgrimage as an expression of the Christian life
Pilgrimage as an expression of the Christian life

As a young 30-year old clergyperson, I received a wonderful and perhaps rather rare calling—to go on pilgrimage. It was to be an around-the-world pilgrimage, visiting ecumenical Christian communities, parishes and

Dementia 101 for faith communities
Dementia 101 for faith communities

Recently I was part of a panel discussion with Anne Karoly, Lifetime Theological Education Office director at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), about dementia. The panel was for lay and clergy

Creation Story: A contemporary interpretation
Creation Story: A contemporary interpretation

Editor’s note: As we approach Holy Week, we wanted to pass on some imaginative work by VTS junior Robin Denney. If you’re looking for an imaginative paraphrase of the first creation story