Michael L. Lindvall is pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City; his books include The Good News from North Haven.
The limits of what we can know
Rousseau and Barth each imagined arriving in heaven with his books. But the response they anticipated could hardly have been more different.
Why people join a church
Do people join a church because they share its members' beliefs? This has become the putative
ideal, the only pure motivation for church affiliation. But I have seldom heard it voiced at our new members' class.
9/11: Ten years later
Read more reflections on the 9/11 anniversary.
Liturgical body language
Using my hands in worship—whether raising them high or making the sign of the cross—helps to blur the boundaries that slice across the body of Christ.
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