Category Archives: Religion

Thoughts from the Abbey – November 2019

(Scripture quotations come from the Complete Jewish Bible) How should Christians view the Torah? And what is our relationship with Jewish tradition? These are questions we struggle with today. I have listened to positions from both extreme sides of the … Continue reading

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My Response to the Article “My Evangelical Church Is Gaslighting Me, But I Refuse To Fall For It Anymore”

There is an article that I have seen shared several times about an Evangelical Christian discovering that she needed to change aspects of her Faith because of Donald Trump. You can read it here. I am going to run on … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Abbey – April 2016

The Teaching I don’t generally attend the Saturday morning teachings offered by the monks. In the past I have found them to be a bit too “theoretical” and amorphous for use in daily life. Sometimes there was even far more … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the Abbey – February, 2014

The Arrival This trip was different from the beginning. As I approached the Abbey I felt like a runner at the end of a long distance marathon. It took every last bit of strength I had to arrive and I … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Abbey 2012

Settling In I arrived as I always do. My head was full of the business of life, my body was tense, and everything was normal. I was asleep within an hour, having unpacked and settled in with prayer. After waking … Continue reading

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2 Full Days at the Abbey of Gethsemani

The day starts early. The first service, Vigils, starts at 3:15am. I’m up at 3:00am with enough time to throw some clothes on and get to the chapel. Service lasts about 30 minutes so by the time I’m back in … Continue reading

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