Virtual Communion in the Age of Covid-19

Since the arrival of COVID-19 American church life has been disrupted. Not only are we not able to gather together physically for many of us serving in liturgical and sacramental traditions there has been a suspicion of online worship. Anything that looks or, in this case, streams like a non-denominational…

In Honor of Rachel Held Evans

My brother called and asked why Rachel Held Evans’ death was so significant to so many Christians I explained that she gave a voice in a powerful and moving way to a grounded and yet relevant faith. She grew up in an evangelical, fundamentalist world. A world which she found…

The Creeds

Recently Father Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and spiritual guide offered this as a reflection on the Apostles and Nicene Creed, “Both creeds reveal historic Christian assumptions about who God is and what God is doing. They reaffirm a static and unchanging universe and a God who is quite remote…

Just Do It: The Culture's Gospel

I have little desire to delve into the Colin Kaepernick debate. I don’t feel I have much to add, and I am not sure in the present environment many minds or hearts would be changed. But I do want to reflect on the Nike ad and what it says about…

O Death Where is Thy Sting?

Death may seem to be a strange place to begin my blogging career, but questions surrounding death seem to drive much of our religious language and beliefs. My kids had their first experience with death when a man from church, who our family was close to, died suddenly. Questions started…

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