Officially… A spiritual director, contributor to Huffington Post Religion, and associate of an Episcopal monastery, I write and speak about contemplative spirituality and its surprising relevance to today’s difficult issues. SkyLight Paths has published my book, Why Can’t We Talk? Christian Wisdom on Dialogue as a Habit of the Heart, and my articles have appeared in numerous faith-based publications. I’ve also presented at a range of conferences, including the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Personally… A life crisis in 1993 drove me into an exploration of contemplative Christian spirituality, à la Thomas Merton, Meister Eckhart, and Thérèse of Lisieux. In 2005, as part of that calling, I became an associate at Holy Cross Monastery. That one act not only dislodged my life’s foundations, but brought a host of questions to the surface—like the questions on the homepage.
Today the “divine nudge” has brought me to a place where I write about all this part-time, make money part-time, live with my beloved wife and animals, serve as spiritual director to the occasional seeker, and daily sit in the presence of a God who never fails to surprise me.