We are thrilled to welcome to Saint John's the Reverend Dr. Sam A. Portaro, an Episcopal priest, author, and faculty member at the CREDO institute.
Each of us in the church claims relationship with God; it's the basis of Baptism and reaffirmed every time we recite any Christian creed. Every relationship entails communication of some kind, often of many different kinds. As former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has noted, "Theology is how we talk about God; spirituality is how we talk with God." And there are as many different kinds of relationship with God as with any two human beings, which is to say, a lot! Yet talk about "spirituality" tends to wander quickly into the weeds or vaporizes into foggy wisps when, in truth, spirituality is all about relationship. So what's your relationship with God like, and how is it manifested?
Please note that this episode contains some strong language.