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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  • Broken and Open April 18, 2018
    He was there every day. How many days had they passed him by? But this day was different. Was he different? Were they different? ‘He’ was a man who had been lame from birth, living his adult life as a beggar asking for help of people as they entered the main worship place in the […]
  • The Higher Rock April 11, 2018
    In this ‘Land of I-Don’t-Know’ that I named last week, some of the stepping stones that steady me were a sense of God’s reality, having family and friends within reach and knowing the inherent stability of my life.     After writing last week about those wonderful solid stepping stones, I found myself taking steps […]
  • Living in the Land of ‘I Don’t Know’ April 4, 2018
    From a Lenten reflection it’s grown into a state of awareness. I recognize that I’m living in a land where I don’t know what’s going to happen. When we move, who will be our neighbours? Will we make a friend or two or three? Who will they be? What will their stories have been? Who […]