Religion as Language

In my last two posts, I’ve written about the paradox of words in spiritual practice and religious life. How words can trap us in our own minds, and how all silence and no words doesn’t work, either. We’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t, one might say, because...
Water Wheel

Water Wheel

This week from “A View from the Covered Bridge:” I have been watching clouds flow across the continent on TV, tracing the curving river-like paths of our snow events.  This experience speaks the connection of the rivers of air and moisture flowing through...
I Have Been a God-Seeker

I Have Been a God-Seeker

Take a moment to read this lovely reflection from Andrea, a regular attendee at Church of the Woods:  I have been a God-seeker all of my life…..and have sampled a number of different faith traditions in my seeking.  Through all of this I have discovered that my...

The Paradox of Words, Part II

Monday’s “Words from Church” post by Rev. Steve: I wrote last week about the spiritual imperative for silence – how shutting up is essential for spiritual development. A relationship with the divine presence – with God – is, in this way, like any...