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PO Box 294
Medina, OH 44258

(440) 503-8021

The Ohio Chapter of Illuman is a nonprofit organization for men who are simply interested in becoming better, more authentic men. We welcome all men to our work without regard for your ethnicity, class, education, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic that might make you feel excluded.

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Crossings Ohio

Brian Mueller

Ohio Illuman offers a Men's Rites of Passage for younger men called Crossings Ohio. Chuck Rihm, Convener for Ohio Illuman was asked to offer some of his reflections and insights based on his personal experiences with the young men’s rites... In the following piece, Chuck describes the origin and process of Crossings Ohio. He also shares his experience of participating in the rites and how this has deepened the lessons from his own MROP in 2008. 

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 8)

Brian Mueller

Today we post the eighth and final installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. In this sermon Henri helps us to understand community. He talks about people creating a fellowship of the weak and of the poor so that we may discover our own poverty, brokenness and weakness, and not be afraid of it...

The first sermon addressed Being the Beloved. The second sermon speaks to Becoming the Beloved. This final sermon invites us to become Disciples of the Beloved. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 7)

Brian Mueller

Today we post the seventh installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. In this sermon Henri helps us to understand community. He talks about people coming together in their mutual belovedness to create new life, new friendships where guests are welcomed, and even the space where a child is born...

The first sermon addressed Being the Beloved. The second sermon speaks to Becoming the Beloved. This final sermon invites us to become Disciples of the Beloved. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 6)

Brian Mueller

Today we post the sixth installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. In this sermon Henri invites us to spend some time with God alone in order to be told who who we really are...

The first sermon addressed Being the Beloved. The second sermon speaks to Becoming the Beloved. The final sermon invites us to become Disciples of the Beloved. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 5)

Brian Mueller

Today we post the fifth installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. This part contains the call for us to give our gifts to others and in doing so fulfill our blessed and belovedness in God...

As the first part addressed Being the Beloved, this sermon speaks to Becoming the Beloved. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 4)

Brian Mueller

Today we post the fourth installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. This part contains a beautiful story of blessings and recognizing the beauty and belovedness of all human beings...

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 3)

Brian Mueller

Today we post the third installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. As the first part addressed Being the Beloved, this sermon speaks to Becoming the Beloved. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved (Part 2)

Brian Mueller

Today we post the second installment of an eight-part series consisting of three total sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

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Henri Nouwen: Life of the Beloved

Brian Mueller

This is the first installment of an eight-part series consisting of three sermons delivered by Henri Nouwen in 1992, around the time his book Life of the Beloved was published. You are invited to follow along in this self-paced study and spiritual reflection as Nouwen delivers an inspired and powerful testament to the love of God for all peoples...

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