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.

Each other’s business

In The Lady in the Van, viewers see playwright Alan Bennett befriend a woman experiencing homelessness—and treat her as a human.

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.

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