writer / ordinary mystic
Mark Longhurst is a former pastor and writer pursuing a path of everyday, ordinary mysticism. He previously served two churches in the United Church of Christ, currently manages Richard Rohr's Daily Meditations for the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), and blogs here when he can. Mark began his spiritual journey in a conservative evangelical church, dipped toes in the charismatic/Pentecostal stream, jumped ship for social movement activism and the mainline/liberal church, and now finds his true home in the Christian and perennial mystical traditions. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, followed Ana Forrest’s yoga teaching during formative years, and studied the mystics with the CAC's Living School for Action and Contemplation. He has two boys, Ian and Oliver, with his life-partner Faith, and is a near-fanatical fan of MASS MoCA.
(Photo credit: Brad Wakoff)
"The mystic is not a special kind of person. Each person is a special kind of mystic."