When we feel down and despondent, we naturally look for a cause and when we can’t find it we wonder what is up... Could it be that the source of much anguish today is not a particular change in someone’s personal life, but our response to a whole host of troubling developments in our world?
Whatever else the Bible gives us, it doesn’t give us “airbrushed” characters. There is no attempt to “conceal defects beneath a bland exterior.” The Bible gives us human beings in all their flawed and blemished humanity. What a breath of fresh air!
When we look back at The Episcopal Church's periods of growth in members, wealth and influence, was the church “becoming strangers to the massive social inequity and outrageous poverty” in our midst, and is that why our witness has become increasingly irrelevant to many?
If your expectations for God, the church and yourself aren’t working right now, can you let those expectations die and wait for something better to be given to you?
...the Bible dares to imagine that voiced pain and suffering enlists God’s saving help.
To eradicate the evil of racism, white Christians like me need to take a hard look within.
The church's mission of hospitality is first and foremost about making our neighborhood, city, country and world a place as hospitable as the church.
The welcoming presence of Christ at St. Timothy's—or any other church for that matter—comes primarily from the living stones who make up the church. However, the inanimate stones which make up the building are also part of Christ's welcoming presence as well.
As we welcome those who are broken in our society, we welcome Christ himself, and Christ then does what he always does, he heals us and invites us to embrace our own brokenness.
Raising kids in the faith in a culture resistant to gospel values requires a lot of support. If they don’t have adequate support, most parents just eventually give up because they have joined this battle without the requisite number of troops to support them.