Authors

Josh Broward

is a pastor, professor, and freelance writer living in Indiana. Josh wrote this poem during his nine-year stint as a missionary-pastor at Korea Nazarene University’s International English Church. One of his favorite getaway places for reading, writing, and prayer was Mount Taejo. Halfway up the mountain is an ancient shrine with faces of the Buddha etched into a cliff face. Sitting in front of these, modern skyscrapers fill out the view of the valley.

Mark S. Burrows

teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, Germany. A widely published author whose writings explore matters of spirituality, poetry, and mysticism, he is also well known as a speaker and retreat leader across the US as well as in Britain, Germany, and Australia. He translated a collection of Rainer Maria Rilke's poems, Prayers of a Young Poet, and published a collection of poems entitled Psalms by the German-Iranian poet, SAID. Mark's website is SoulInSIght.

Joe McHugh

is a spiritual director, retreat leader, teacher and writer. He is the author of Startled by God: Wisdom for Unexpected Places and writes regularly for a variety of publications. Joe’s work was featured in The Best Catholic Spiritual Writing 2012. He received a residential writing grant in 2014 from the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research and teaches in the Spiritual Direction Certification Program at Southern Methodist University.

Christine Valters Paintner

is the online Abbess of AbbeyoftheArts.com, a global, virtual monastery nurturing contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of seven books on monasticism and the arts including The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom. Christine is a Benedictine oblate living out her commitment as a monk in the world in Galway, Ireland, with her husband, John.

Elaine M. Prevallet, SL

is a Sister of Loretto and currently resides at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky, where she does some retreat work, spiritual direction, and a bit of writing and speaking, mostly about the impact of cosmology and evolution upon Christian spirituality.

David Rensberger

lives in the Atlanta area, where he works primarily as an independent scholar, writer, and workshop and retreat leader. He and his wife belong to the Atlanta Mennonite Fellowship and to Oakhurst Baptist Church. He is also an Associate of the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans.

Beth A. Richardson

is a United Methodist clergy person and the managing editor of the Weavings journal and Alive Now magazine and Director of Creative Content for The Upper Room. A photographer and writer, she is the author of Child of the Light and The Uncluttered Heart. She is currently writing a book of Celtic-style blessings, which will be published in 2016.

Maureen Watson

is a physician, spiritual director, writer, wife, and mother. She is a member, elder, and teacher at Southport Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Maureen produces a weekly devotional through at Living Water: A Christian Spiritual Formation Ministry. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies through Reformed Theological Seminary.

Wendy M. Wright

is Professor of Theology at Creighton University and holds the John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities. Wright is the author of fifteen books, the most recent of which is The Lady of the Angels and Her City: A Marian Pilgrimage. She and her husband, Roger Bergman, are the parents of three and grandparents of three.

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