Jim Forest was an activist and author, but more than anything he was a man of relationship and ritual. To know Jim was to know his family,… Read more ““One need not be a contemplative monk in a remote monastery to be overwhelmed by a sense of human inter-connection.””
Today marks 53 years since Merton died in Bangkok, Thailand. I wrote the following article originally published by The Christian Century on December 6, 2021. “How can we be sure younger generations… Read more “Maybe it’s time for me to let go of Thomas Merton”
Although the hunt for more solitude was a pattern in Merton’s life, the sense of “arrival” was palpable for him in rat-infested toolshed
An interview with author Sophfronia Scott, “If we can come to the table with what’s missing, only then can we find the possibility of completion.”
The fullness of liberation lies with the fullness of voices. And so long as I participate in perpetuating the domination of cis-white-male voices in spiritual leadership, I perpetuate slower movement toward the fullness of liberation for all people (shoutout to Womanist methodology).
Last week, I had the opportunity to be with a group of friends from all over the country. With each of us in a different state, we… Read more “Zoom Diaries: A Week’s Lesson in Finding Voice”
There is the place in my life, paradoxically, where mystery is conceived and the best of myself is birthed. It never seems to be a place of great joy, but it is a place of great truth.
“One person plus one typewriter constitutes a movement.” –Pauli Murray Coming off a week-long class on activism, organizing and social movements in Durham, North Carolina (and my… Read more “The Absurd Vocation”
Today I had the honor of being on the Spark My Muse podcast with host, Lisa Colón DeLay. We talked about what it means to tend the fire within, the… Read more “Spark My Muse Interviews Cassidy Hall”
Many of you know I’ve been working on my directorial debut film, Day of a Stranger: the first film about Thomas Merton’s final years in his own words.… Read more “New film teaser, DAY OF A STRANGER”