Highlight at church yesterday: a small boy, age four or so, crawling ever so deftly and silently out of the front rows, and getting all the way to the edge of the proscenium.
Why I left the ordination process
The priest faces inward, toward liturgy and the sacraments. The layperson faces outward, toward everything else—everything.
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.
Fostering encounters with God
Encounters with God happen, and they are known by their liberating effects. How can confirmation class support such encounters?
Anthropologist Rahul Oka on Kakuma, Kenya
"Maybe 5 percent of refugees are ever resettled. Meanwhile, human life is always more than survival."
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