Faith Matters

Choir stalls and a labyrinth

Faithful responses to work, family, and everyday life

I can still smell the wet canvas and sawdust of my father's revivals. He believed that any self-respecting revival was held in a tent.
August 12, 2015
After I gave a talk for the 70th anniversary of Bonhoeffer's death, I got a letter saying he's been drained of meaning. Here's what I replied.
July 17, 2015
All I remember from The Magic Stones is the image of a young man, some stones and blocks, and an experiment revealing the most perfect shape.
July 2, 2015
The mainline has long congratulated itself for being prophetic because it's good at voting for progressive agendas. But change happens at the local level.
June 18, 2015
In To the Lighthouse, two people who don't get along find themselves looking at a bowl of fruit. "Looking together," writes Woolf, "united them."
June 4, 2015
Be humble. Think of the imagination of God that brought creation into being; there could have been nothing.
May 22, 2015
There is much hand-wringing about the future of theological education. Yet graduates still follow the Spirit's call into some form of ministry.
April 22, 2015
Azra Akšamija and Jo Murphy make art that points to things made invisible by fear—both our own fear and our society's.
April 8, 2015

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