The Daily Office West

The Daily Office West

The Daily Office is an ancient way to pray. It marks the passage of time by offering Morning and Evening Prayer as written in the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church, headquartered in the United States. (You’ll notice the spellings are American.) Each service features psalms, Bible readings and prayers. We occasionally use other texts as well.

God and the Gay Christian

Image I decided to read this book to learn more about the Gays in the church issue. I had already changed my views from non-affirming to affirming based on my own thinking and reading personal stories of Gay Christians but I wanted to learn more about the subject.

This book is about a conservative Gay Christian and how he learned to accept himself as both Gay and Christian. Being a conservative Christian he offers detailed arguments from scripture to support his views that Gay marriage and Christian Faith are compatible.

I gave the book 3-stars because for me the detailed arguing from scripture sometimes grew tedious. But it was a useful exercise to show that the Bible is not always as “cut and dried” as some people think it is…

Buddhist Boot Camp

The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are short and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to, reinforcing what we intuitively know but have somehow forgotten. Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation’s short attention span. http://goo.gl/IpUdv