This is Beach Theology, Rachael Keefe’s home on the web. Welcome.

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Are you wondering about spiritual direction?

For Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe, the beach is sacred ground—a place to be barefoot and relax into one’s true self. Spiritual direction at Beach Theology is open to anyone who wants to explore their relationship with the Divine, with a particular invitation to those who have been marginalized or excluded by traditional church. You can read lots more on the spiritual direction page, including how to sign up for a free spiritual direction session.

What is spiritual direction
Rachael Keefe, spiritual director, sitting casually on a beach
Online home of the Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe.
Screenshot of the promo video for “The Lifesaving Church” with Rachael at a table with the book and candles.

Suicide and Faith

The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention

“The Lifesaving Church is an unflinchingly faith-filled resource for Christians helping people who are facing mental illness and considering suicide. Rather than engaging with the complexity of mental illness, too often the church simply clings to the belief that everything is okay. But when lives are at stake, avoidance is not an option. Rachael A. Keefe calls on Christians to understand mental health, recognize the signs of suicide risk, and care deeply for one another.” ―Foreword Reviews

From 2012-2022, Rachael published a weekly RCL-based blog, a trusted resource for many preachers. Check it out!

Browse or search within the blog for a goldmine of more than 500 free weekly RCL reflections, sermon starters, poems, and more, spanning ten years.