At the threshold

Why I left the ordination process

The priest faces inward, toward liturgy and the sacraments. The layperson faces outward, toward everything else—everything.

Populist fever

Anger at the democratic deficit

Populism is a predictable 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.

At the threshold

Why I left the ordination process

Populist fever

Anger at the democratic deficit

Reflections of the Lectionary

Reflections on the Lectionary