We are not “in church” for around 165 hours each week. We call those “non-church”…

Significant life transitions are hard. Even when they are good and desired, they can still…

Transitional times are hard: change is hard. We are moved off our familiar maps and…

My argument in these last few posts is simple to state and hard to live:…

Above is a second rendering of Edward Hicks’ famous painting The Peaceable Kingdom. I used…

You may be familiar with Edward Hicks’ 1826 painting, The Peaceable Kingdom. One version of…

Although we are in the season of Eastertide, a joyous, celebratory time that stretches out…

The title of this post comes from a guest preacher who spoke at our church…

I’ve just returned from one of my favorite annual events: a readers’ retreat. Once a…

Things Fall Apart Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the…

Well, first, all the necessary disclaimers: I’m not old, not really, not yet. Still in…

We had Gordon’s memorial service recently. It was a rich celebration of his life, and…

“Ash Wednesday” by Malcolm Guite Receive this cross of ash upon your brow Brought from the…

In the first place, is that even possible—is it even possible that you, that I,…

I’ve never had much luck persuading God to explain things to me. Many people reading…

Is following Jesus more a matter of assent or allegiance? By assent I mean agreeing…

One of the reasons I think the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes is an old book…

I was hungry and you fed me, naked and you gave me clothing … I…

2017 has departed, and no one seems to miss her much at all. The end…

Jesus—or Matthew, who reports Jesus’ words—has gotten into some trouble with some people for pronouncing…