The Value of Open Dialogue

During Part 2 of our seminar on Celtic Christianity last Saturday, near the end of the discussion I made an offhand generalization about Trump supporters. Another participant civilly and respectfully offered a different opinion. While I internally chided myself for bringing politics into the discussion, I was glad that other person spoke their mind, andContinue reading “The Value of Open Dialogue”

Why I’m excited to learn about Celtic Christianity

I was raised Lutheran, my parents dragged me to church every Sunday. The dominant feeling I remember from church was one of boredom – endless hours of reciting words and singing hymns that held no meaning to me. It just felt empty. So when I left home for college, I stopped going to church andContinue reading “Why I’m excited to learn about Celtic Christianity”

The Value of an Interfaith Approach to Spirituality

Religion and spirituality are like ice cream: we all love ice cream (well, most of us), but we all enjoy different flavors. Some people like chocolate, some enjoy vanilla, while others relish rocky road. There’s no right or wrong flavor of ice cream, just different personal preferences. Here at the Abbey of the Redwoods, weContinue reading “The Value of an Interfaith Approach to Spirituality”