Explore the Theme

“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12: 20-26

 

Explore the Theme — Breaking Ground / Ground-breaking

a poem, a ploughman’s reflection on his labor, & a book aiming to inspire a post-pandemic future

Breaking Ground / Ground-breaking – A4

Breaking Ground / Ground-breaking – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Gleanings — 2

a miscellaneous assortment by friends of SHCJ, all variously inspired by the grain of wheat

Gleanings — 2 – A4

Gleanings — 2 – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — “Hit the Ground Kneeling”

Stephen Cottrell explores the parable of the sower as a way of “Seeing Leadership Differently”

“Hit the Ground Kneeling” – A4

“Hit the Ground Kneeling” – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — “The Art of the Metaphor”

a video on how metaphors help us understand ourselves & our world, & a reflection on the seed of love God sows in each heart

“The Art of the Metaphor” – A4

“The Art of the Metaphor” – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — The 13.8 Billion Year Story of Wheat

video of cosmologist Linda Gibler, OP on learning to read the book of Creation & its Wisdom

The 13.8 Billion Year Story of Wheat – A4

The 13.8 Billion Year Story of Wheat – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Gleanings — 1

a miscellaneous assortment by SHCJ variously inspired by the grain of wheat

Gleanings — 1 – A4

Gleanings — 1 – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Has My Light Come?

a look at the grain of wheat through the lens of Epiphany, our festival of lights

Has My Light Come? – A4

Has My Light Come? – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Sow Epiphany Seeds

an epiphany reflection by hispanic theologian Carmen Nanko-Fernandez

Sow Epiphany Seeds – A4

Sow Epiphany Seeds – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Re-alignment”

a poem, a theologian’s musing & a timely astronomical breakthrough probe the meaning of Christmas

“Re-alignment” – A4

“Re-alignment” – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Let’s Talk About Seeding

KEEP AN OPEN MIND to how the process of seeding has evolved throughout the universe, both locally and globally

Let’s Talk About Seeding – A4

Let’s Talk About Seeding – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme  SEEDING WITH DIFFERENCE

A few excerpts from REBEL IDEAS: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed

Seeding with Difference – A4

Seeding with Difference – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — SEEDING FOR LIFE!

Poem by Spanish philosopher/poet Unamuno & reflection by Australian theologian, Sarah Bachelard

Seeding for Life – A4

Seeding for Life – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — O Holy Darkness!

Rosemary Mangan, RJM invites us to ponder the gift of darkness as the Northern Hemisphere marks its Winter Solstice & the global church bids Radiant Dawn to come

O Holy Darkness! – A4

O Holy Darkness! – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — “Imagine a Sower … ”
a video about one of the many paintings of the sower by Vincent Van Gogh

Imagine a Sower – A4

Imagine a Sower – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt!
watch a 4-minute video explaining why soil is one of the most amazing things on Earth

Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt! – A4

Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt! – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Grounded in Reality
Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ reflects on the ecological context for growing wheat, or anything, today

Grounded in Reality – A4

Grounded in Reality – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — “Child of Night, Child of Light”
a poem about seeds by Kate Holmstrom, SHCJ

Child of Night, Child of Light – A4

Child of Night, Child of Light – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Tenderly Sown
paintings by Grace Carol Bomer, with a reflection/prayer & a haiku poem
Tenderly Sown – A4

Tenderly Sown – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Questions of Life & Death in Our World
excerpts from “Impasse & Dark Night” by Constance FitzGerald, OCD

Questions of Life and Death – A4

Questions of Life and Death – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Don’t Take Seeds for Granted!
brief reflections from different corners of the world on the value and wonder of seeds

Don’t Take Seeds for Granted – A4

Don’t Take Seeds for Granted – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme —Except a Grain of Wheat
a poem & a song explore the process of generating new life from seeming death

Except a Grain of Wheat – A4

Except a Grain of Wheat – US Letter

 

Explore the Theme — Guidelines
how to contribute something to this page

Guidelines – A4

Guidelines – US Letter