• Features

    • This December the Confluence Volunteers developed and led the liturgy for St. John’s Wednesday night His Place Service. The liturgy was built around Luke Chapter 2. During the service Melanie Williams asked the congregation to write down on paper...
    • Northside Abbey, is an experimental and emerging ministry in the neighborhood of Northside in collaboration with The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati and Praxis Communities in Southern Ohio. It is being pioneered by a handful of ministers,...
    • “If the goal of medicine is to prevent death, then the entire enterprise is a complete and utter failure.”  Dr. Robert Taylor of the Ohio State Medical Center was speaking to us at the Newman Center on a Thursday...
    • Jane and I were asked to present a talk at Deacon's School, on the subject "What is Church?"  Below you will find the Prezi we created to help us lead the discussion.
    • photo by Agnes Burris Whenever Agnes used the dishes, someone else washed them for her.  Joe began thinking about what kind of food he would serve on them, exploring new recipes and indulging his creativity.  Jen...
    • As Darren Meyer spoke to the Ministerium of Ideas, I could feel a growing sense of excitement and bewilderment fill the room.  In a clear, logical way, using many slides and statistics, Darren was telling us a story about...
    • My friend Tim Ahrens, who is Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church in Columbus, has been thinking and praying about the student debt crisis, and made this video to hear from recent graduates and cast some light on the...
    • by John Holliger The seeds fell out of the sky into crevices in the land.  And thus the seeds made a commitment for life to this place. Long lives began from such tiny seeds, invisible in their crevices. Decades passed. An opening appeared...
    • It felt like the first day of fall as we gathered at Tikkun Farm.  There was a crispness in the air, and Mary and Greg had a bonfire going – so smoke and ash mingled with the cool air. ...
    • It was a beautiful weekend.  On Saturday morning we gathered at the Edge House in Cincinnati, and began our retreat with this address from Alice Connor I joked with my students in describing this retreat that it was going to...
  • Events

    • Every Thursday I'm conversing on various topics in the Ohio State Union's coffee shop with my friends the Rabbi Feivel Strauss and Methodist Campus Minister Robb Tarr. Join us for some interfaith dialog!
    • Our first Northside Abbey gathering was called Advent Magic and was a beautiful evening of contemplation, poetry, experiential music, art, and stories to celebrate the season of Advent. Here are some photos to give...
    • Art as a Spiritual Connection™ and Praxis Communities will offer SoulCollage® Workshops in 2015. SoulCollage® is a creative art experience that combines creativity, spirituality, and psychology.  Through a simple process of cutting and pasting...
    • A retreat in Chicago, February 20-22nd. To learn more and register, go to fullyaliveretreat.tumblr.org. In his book, Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, Samuel Wells defines improvisation in the theater as “a practice through which actors seek to...
    • Join us December 19th-20th for a weekend retreat to hear stories, worship together, and build relationships. This is a time for reconnecting with God, friends, and your own story. This year, we will hear...
    • Join us for a free concert and fundraiser on November 7th (in Columbus) and November 8th (in Cincinnati) to raise funds and awareness about the Ebola epidemic.  The Highlife Ensemble featuring David Aina will...
    • Opening Reception October 10th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Show runs October 10th through November 2nd Concurrent is a group exhibition of current member of the ceramic community at The Ohio State University. Concurrent means occurring...
    • Dinner, conversation, and informal Communion to follow! This month, we will join the Lydia's House Community in Norwood, a community of people who are cultivating a house of hospitality for women and children in...
    • ----REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED---- Explore the spirituality of relationship on the weekend of St. Francis's feast day, October 4th - 5th!  Join us at the Cincinnati Zoo for a chance to think about what it...