The purpose of Conversations is to provide spiritual accompaniment and honest dialogue for those who long for radical transformation in Christ. It stimulates hunger and illuminates the path by drawing on classical wisdom and practice, exploring the vital role of community, and illustrating the journey with realism and hope.
Conversations is published semi-annually in the spring and the fall.
A large part of the vision for Conversations is the image of a table where representatives from each of the major tributaries of Christian spirituality can sit and talk openly and honestly about what matters most, authentic transformation into the life and character of Christ.
Last fall, I was privileged to co-lead a retreat on the Desert Fathers and Mothers. What was especially meaningful was the retreat was held in the desert of New Mexico at a retreat center called “Ghost Ranch.” Near Abiquiu, about an hour north of Santa Fe, our group was housed at Casa del Sol, a […]
“The monastic life is, above all, a life of prayer.” Thomas Merton, Contemplative Prayer Several months ago, Gary Moon invited me to contribute to Conversations: Gifts From the Monastery. “Several writers will spend a week-long retreat at monasteries from various traditions; perhaps you could represent the evangelical tradition and visit a Protestant retreat house. See […]
Jesus the Christ went right to the heart of every matter for each person and situation the Gospels record him in, often in startling ways. For example, I still am baffled by the question he asked in John 5: 5-6 One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him […]