And He said, “Walk with me.” This is a path of unknowing and knowing, of being loved and loving, of letting go and taking hold. This is an invitation to a radical transformation of consciousness.

Have you been disillusioned or alienated by your experience of religion? Do you sense that there might be a spiritual vibrancy at the core of the Christian path?

Within that wisdom tradition, would you delight in the opportunity to explore mystery and metaphor, presence and parable?

Contemplative Fire is a journey into the present moment, an exploration of a great spiritual tradition as it impacts life in the 21st century.

"This is the path of unknowing and knowing, of being loved and loving, of letting go and taking hold." ~ Philip Roderick

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  • Transplanted! February 13, 2018
    The farmers out there might be upset with me as I mix things around! As I write about experiencing a fallow time of life, my husband and I have been house hunting and purchased a new home in a new location. We’re being transplanted! Can you be transplanted in a fallow time? Maybe some of […]
  • Still More Fallow Time (4) February 7, 2018
    more and more definitions spoke to me…. 3. plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production. Crop rotation! Yes, we don’t need to be doing the same thing year after year, season after season. We can change. […]
  • More Fallow Time (3) January 31, 2018
    I’m continuing to be in fallow time…. Here’s another definition: to plow, harrow, and break up (land) without seeding to destroy weeds and conserve soil moisture During this fallow time, I’ve experienced some of that deep down breaking up. Some long held experiences that have bound me have been disclosed, named, embraced and released. Some […]