Congregations often cater to those who show up and pay the bills. But as Jesus said, we need new wineskins to hold new wine.
You knew about weakness before you took the vows of ordination. Yet something in your soul made you get out of the boat and try to walk.
Fostering encounters with God
Encounters with God happen, and they are known by their liberating effects. How can confirmation class support such encounters?
Anthropologist Rahul Oka on Kakuma, Kenya
"Maybe 5 percent of refugees are ever resettled. Meanwhile, human life is always more than survival."
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The Gospel of John addresses a community facing trouble because of its faith in Jesus. Its original readers needed to hear a message of affirmation. No wonder Jesus says "I will not leave you orphaned" and promises the disciples peace.
There’s the Pope Francis buzz. And then there’s reality.
Last week news outlets reported that Pope Francis would form a commission to study the issue of female deacons in the Catholic Church. The predictable reverberations began immediately.
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