At St. Peter's, the font beckons Detroiters to wade into freedom—while the bottled water around it brings to mind the principalities and powers.
After sharing laudatory remarks about Nai-Wang Kwok, the YDS dean invited him to respond. I have thought a lot about the three sentences Kwok said before he sat down again.
No charges were filed against the police officer who killed Tamir Rice. But others are being held responsible: taxpayers.
You knew about weakness before you were ordained. Yet something made you get out of the boat and try to walk.
Congregations often cater to those who show up and pay the bills. But as Jesus said, we need new wineskins to hold new wine.
When I read this week’s passage from Luke, I take an aerial view. My perspective shifts from the disciples to Jesus, then to Simon the Pharisee, then to the bystanders, and finally to the woman who washes Jesus’ feet.
In Luke’s Gospel, many of Jesus’ encounters with people are described in terms of whether or not they have faith. Yet this week’s story of the widow of Nain stands in contrast: the person in need never asks for help.
Luther understood the “aesthetics of the book” but not the economics of the book. He never made a pfennig from his publications.
The sacred is experienced in liminal spaces where profound silence happens. But behind the silence is activity.
The Spirit’s loving, life-giving, transformative power—Divine Eros—connects us, moves within us, and can heal the wounds of our division.
Hart’s vision is at once allegorical, moral, and eschatological. Christ, married to the church, draws us into deeper life with God.
Williams was at once theologian, mystic, poet, novelist, editor, playwright, and critic, not to mention (possibly) a living Anglican saint.
How might Christian communities take up war-making and peacemaking as acts of discipleship?
The social value we give to caring for other people is not simply a women’s issue: it concerns men, women, and the whole society’s common good.
In an era of partisan politics, it's difficult to tell the truth. The complaints about Confirmation reveal a lack of progress.