We are driving north, leaving Petra, and it is bare. I envision the 300,000 or so Israelites wandering through this land in their exodus from Egypt.  I can see why they grumbled and longed to return to Egypt.  At this point even slavery seemed better than trudging through these scorching sands. I can see how…

The first installment from photojournalist Katie Woodward Archibald in our “Holy Space” series (Tuesdays and Thursdays) comes from Mt. Sinai… As I began my 3,000-stair descent down Mount Sinai I was a bit uneasy.  No one else could be found on my route and I wondered if I were suddenly lost amidst the handful of…

A new week deserves a musical mental health break. Today’s catchy melody comes from the little-known indie rock band Snow Machine singing “Summer Snow.” For me the lyrics are as much a meditation on the Holy Spirit Who comes and goes as She pleases—just when we “expect [Her] least, but need [Her] the most”—as they…

This post was supposed to be yesterday’s—apologies, as I’m still rather gradually coming out of a long hibernation due to too many commitments—but as promised, I’m including below a meditation on holy space from saint and sinner Michael, who has bravely shared two of his holiest moments with us. I hope they’ll be as much…

Starting today and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday through Advent, we’ll move through a series of photo meditations on “holy space.” Our guide is photographer and travel writer Katie Archibald-Woodward and her inspirational “visual words.” If you’re a restless soul looking for more meaning, more truth and/or more life, we hope you’ll join us on…

It used to be that church buildings were holy spaces. Sometimes they still are. But for many of us restless souls looking for more direction, truth and life, this question of what constitutes “holy space” transcends traditional religious symbols. What makes a space “holy” or “set apart”? Does “holiness” have something to do with the…

This is one of those rare moments when I’m flooding the blogosphere with two posts in one day and hoping you’ll forgive me….because yesterday publicist Caitlin McKenzie of Cascade—a shout-out to Caitlin, editor Rodney Clapp, and the wonderful people of Wipf & Stock—radioed in (kidding) with the news that Grace Sticks (Cascade) is actually up…

Yesterday fellow saint and sinner Michael sent along this wonderful clip by Rob Bell. I watched it this morning and found myself nodding to the music. For restless souls looking for more meaning, more truth and more life, the piece is a rich reflection on who God in Jesus is, as Truth, Justice, Love, and…

The day is almost here. My book Grace Sticks will release Nov. 1—and I feel like I’m having another baby, only without all the gore. When you buy a copy, you’ll also be supporting the work of Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls’ education who was shot in the head by the Taliban…

It’s not every day that you get to sit down at tea time with His Holiness. But that’s precisely what happened a couple weeks ago for the prominent Italian journalist and atheist Eugenio Scalfari. An unexpected phone call from the most powerful figure in Western Christianity today, Pope Francis, became an intimate, in-person chat and…

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Kristina Robb-Dover

Thoughts at the intersection of life and God from one saint and sinner for anyone "converted," "unconverted," or "under conversion."

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