I said something cutting and sneering, and my mother slowly put down her tea. Odd that I would remember that detail.
Thinking about God together
Designating a person “in residence” to think about theology may seem like a luxury. But for the church, making room for such work may be a necessity.
In defense of atonement theology
Explanations of the cross have been subject to major critiques in recent decades. Is it really the case that, given human sin, someone has to pay?
Ashes in the streets
At our first outdoor procession, I felt awkward. I’d led liturgies before, but my church life and my real life didn’t usually intersect so publicly.
A visit to death row
Every time I mentioned God, David referred to God’s mercy. Bandying sacred language back and forth with a convicted murderer unnerved me.
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