Matthew is not my favorite Gospel. But where would we be without it?
Selected posts from around our network of affiliated bloggers
The incarnation doesn't only mean that God is with us. It means that God is with us as Jesus.
While the Romans were broadcasting fake news about the emperor as savior, God was at work elsewhere.
When one of the young Syrian women lit a memorial candle during worship, it represented a great deal of loss.
I suspect the police officer who shot Walter Scott, and the jurors at his trial, were shaped similarly to how I was as a child in North Carolina.
Even popular holiday movies echo the message of the season: repent!
Like everything else in human experience, sometimes our longings need to be reoriented and redeemed.
Repentance—getting in touch with our roots—is the ultimate retro.
Part of being a pastor is dealing with impossible expectations for worship.
There are no questions about where I have been, as he flings chubby toddler arms around my neck.
Through sharing the Eucharist in a public park, homeless people and those with houses become one body.
Department of Labor regulations taking effect on December 1 exposed a dirty little secret of the nonprofit sector.
Aren't we fools for believing Isaiah's vision of peace?
The pastor gave me a tract with Psalm 46 when I was 15 and hospitalized after I had overdosed.
If Jesus being king doesn't mean that things turn out well for everyone, what does it mean?