Populist fever

Anger at the democratic deficit

Populism is a predictable recurring feature of any society that is unwilling or unable to be as democratic as it claims to be.

Faith-filled reasoning

The National Day of Prayer has been challenged by a National Day of Reason. This duel of proclamations trades on the notion that the two stand in opposition.

Generation to generation

Congregations often cater to those who show up and pay the bills. But as Jesus said, we need new wineskins to hold new wine.

Other people’s faith in you

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.

Reflections of the Lectionary

Reflections on the Lectionary