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The Way Station Blog

faith explorers in virtual community

Some advice I took

I was raised Catholic in America by English parents. I grew up, went to college, wandered off on my own. Years later, I was practicing walking meditation at a Buddhist monastery that turned out to be thronged by lapsed Catholics.... Continue Reading →

Moving Abroad to Work at a Church That Closed, and Finding “My People”

On the night of June 25th, 2016, I was in Belfast’s Sunflower Pub for Fringe events at Peter Rollins’ Wake Festival. Jay Bakker was speaking and I was determined to meet him. That night put my faith journey on a... Continue Reading →

Virtual Community: One year that feels like a lifetime… in a good way!

The quote above was Phil's on 26/5/16. I liked it, so I memed it that same day... 🙂 Stories are worth remembering, I wanted to mark a point we've reached on this day in the journey of the Way Station. Today, it's exactly... Continue Reading →

Connections, faith and politics

"I’m in love with the idea of connecting people. Bringing people together is to me, the most important thing we can do in this life." singer/songwriter Rachel Platten, quoted on her website Like Ms Platten, I see the idea of... Continue Reading →

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. - Henri Nouwen

TWS Conversation (7) – Chris, in Selby: mystical experience, church, and editing theology

https://soundcloud.com/user-275458335/tws-conversations-chris-19052017-0703

Playing Another Man’s Material

There are very few constants over the last 20 years of my life. One of them is the friendship of my good buddy, Ryan. Another is the work of singer/songwriter/entrepreneur derek webb. (He doesn't capitalize his own name, so why... Continue Reading →

TWS Conversations (6) – David, who I met in Leeds: Atheism for Lent, and where do we go with community?

https://soundcloud.com/user-275458335/tws-conversation-david-s-12052017-0719

“Endlessly Forking Paths”

  4 3 2 1 is best described with the narrator's words used to categorize a novel within the plot--"a parable about human destiny and the endlessly forking paths a person must confront as he walks through life."  That person in this epic novel... Continue Reading →

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