One person told me, “It’s the first time I’ve been in a church for 30 years, since that day.”
St. Margaret's and saint ben's take different approaches to mixing the ancient and the new.
Jamie Smith thinks it might be the other way around.
Biblical images and stories don’t just give us information about Jesus, says Gordon Lathrop. They also give us something more.
Sometimes we need a place where we are told, “You did nothing wrong.” Can our communities provide that space?
"I love you," says God. "We love you, too," our prayers reply.
Dyson’s sermon on racism is inspiring, but will it speak to those who need to hear it most?
People achieve different milestones, in different orders. Can churches celebrate this?
Matt talks to the McCormick Theological Seminary professor about liberationist preaching, being a missionary in the U.S., and prophetic preaching vs. moralistic finger-wagging.
Molly Phinney Baskette's book is not a robust example of the Christian practice of confession. But she does offer a glimpse into the life of a church that is thriving against the odds.
Three times a year, a worship service ends and I go back to the vesting room to change—and I feel as though I'm walking into a time warp.
When the congregation starts reciting the creed, I do one of two things: argue with it in my head, or zone out and stop listening.
It is a subtle shift that we make in our liturgy and preaching. But it’s an important one. We do terrible things and we must confess our action. But we are good. We are made in the image of God. And in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven people.