Wounded Healers

For many years I have led seminars for religious leaders who are in transition. The seminars are called Sacred Chaos, after the title of my book by the same name. The ministers who are attracted to this seminar are experiencing a great deal of turmoil in their lives—divorce, retirement, the


This is the season of joy and gratitude. Although joy and gratitude are emphasized in a special way at this time of year, they are elements of life that should be a part of who we are throughout the year. Joy is something that is difficult to define. It is

A Plague Among Us

In his book The Plague, Albert Camus writes about a town that was engulfed by the plague, killing scores of people. On the last page of the book, the main character, Dr. Rieux, is listening to the surviving inhabitants of the town celebrate the end of the plague: “As he