I don’t have all the answers, but I have a few ideas.
children in church
“Churches are places of high trust—and high risk.”
I want others to know the power of the gospel the same way she does.
Children are good at asking questions that build relationship.
His life had emerged from chaos, but he didn't have a bad word for anyone.
In Asheville, one church was dying while another was being born.
As the children make their way out the door, trails of leftover communion bread go with them.
Did Jesus mean that all the things we mean by accomplishment, and maturity, and reason, and progress, are actually small niggling things that we must finally shuck and lay aside, in order to again be like children, spiritually open and emotionally naked and constantly liable to giggling?
For career day at my daughter's school, I brought pictures of some of the things pastors do. The students were mostly interested in the funerals.
My Presbyterian granddaughter hasn’t heard about 500 years of conflict over “the real presence.” At her cousins' Catholic church, she washed down the wafer with a large gulp from the cup—and then another.
Calling my wife and me “special” suggests that there is an alternative—that it would have been acceptable to refuse to receive our child.
We had not one but two baptisms the other day. What absorbed me most was the way the little kids edged toward the event like wasps to a picnic.
Part church, part support network for families, Salvage Garden strives to create a space where all are welcome.