New today: A father's endless WW2 experience, Jerome Creach reviews Walter Brueggemann and William Bellinger, officiating grandma's funeral

May 3, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 80; Isaiah 5:1-7Galatians 5:16-26

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Monnica of Hippo (Lutheran and Episcopal calendars), Florian, ConlethPierre Viret, Claudio MeruloArthur Lake, Isaac Barrow, Louis Antoine de NoaillesCarl von Ossietzky

New today from the Century

War without end, by Barbara Wagner Dueholm. In 1998, I drove my parents from Wisconsin to Georgia to visit the new National POW Museum. My siblings couldn't believe I'd agreed to this.

Jerome Creach reviews Walter Brueggemann & William H. Bellinger Jr.'s book Psalms. What are the best Psalms commentaries for Christian exposition? Brueggemann and Bellinger's book deserves a place alongside Clinton McCann and James Mays.

Why I agreed to officiate my grandmother's funeral after all, by L. Roger Owens. I wasn’t surprised when, on the day Grammy died, my mother told me, “She wants you to do the funeral.” But did I really want to be a pastor to my family?


Just a housewife, by Mihee Kim-Kort. Every time I make rice and let the grains fall through my fingers I think of the small things that tie me to my family, to my parents, to my children.

In the news

Maryland bishop charged in DUI death is defrocked by Episcopal Church


Amid Nepal’s shattered shrines and temples, a religious fatalism sets in

In the CCblogs network 

Beautiful and terrible things will happen, by Elizabeth Hagan

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