About Nick Pickrell

Nick is an activist, musician and performer in Kansas City. He presently serves as the Curator of a progressive Christian community called The Open Table. He is married to Sarah and is the proud parent of two terriers, Socks and Rocky.

Benedictine Rest Exercise

By | 2015-09-25T13:29:04+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

As a follow up to our recent The Open Table gathering on Benedictine rest, Jon Bowles of Beggar's Table Church asked us to consider the following to gauge how balanced our lives are: The Benedictines divide their lives into 4 quadrants: work, community, prayer, and rest. As a way to assess how balanced we are, [...]

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A Jewish Prayer

By | 2015-09-25T13:25:15+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

At a recent interfaith discussion, Rabbi Jacques sent us off with the following. This is a good reminder that we have much to learn from one another, and can be inspired by people of other faith. Rav Ammi (Third Century, Tiberius), May you live to see your world fulfilled. May your destiny be for worlds [...]

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Rest and Prayer

By | 2015-09-18T14:33:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|

We recently had local spiritual director, Shana Puckett, at The Open Table. She spoke about the connection between rest and prayer, and she read a beautiful poem by Mary Oliver. Enjoy, and remember to keep your pen in the air. I don't know where prayers go, or what they do. Do cats pray, while they [...]

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