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.
It’s easy to love Mr. C. It’s less easy to love Mrs. M, and it’s stone-cold not easy to love that guy down the street.
A household move unleashes demons
My husband and I are moving to Woodstock, near many old friends. It’s a great move. So why the interior drama?
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