Tag Archives: Parker Palmer

Listen to your life

As Isaiah described it (Isa. 6:1-8), his calling, his vocation from God, came in a dramatic moment in the temple: a vision of God on a throne attended by seraphs, those mysterious, angelic beings at the top of the heavenly hierarchy, singing “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts”; the building trembling and filling […]

Sweeping clean

It’s time for another purge, I wrote in July, referring to the prospect of ridding myself of writings that have accumulated since my last major purge several years ago, “to clear myself of how I once saw things, hoping to see the brand-new landscape of my existence.” Two months later, I’ve done it: blog entries, […]

When the world falls apart

“When the world falls apart, what can the good hope to do” (Ps. 11:3 ICEL)? The psalmist’s question has been with us for maybe 3,000 years or longer, and today it’s as relevant and penetrating as ever. I’m not sure the world is falling apart – we’ve survived hard times before – but the news […]