Faith Matters

Choir stalls and a labyrinth

Faithful responses to work, family, and everyday life

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
I've never knowingly visited purgatory or fairy land, but I have set foot in a few small places that, once entered, prove to be larger.
March 6, 2015
What goes on in the mind of a leader who tires of building consensus and just strives to get things done?
February 20, 2015
On Ash Wednesday, as we remember our sins and ask to be forgiven, let's also remember what we love and ask to love it more.
February 13, 2015
The New Testament offers two compelling models for our relationship with money. When translated into a vision for a whole society, each is flawed.
January 27, 2015
Everyone is ready to bow a knee at the mention of Bonhoeffer’s name. Precious few of us have even heard of Ralph Hamburger.
December 22, 2014
Social microhistories can capture big ideas. I’d like to write one on pickles, which are as fundamental to civilization as anything in Chesterton’s pockets.
December 5, 2014
The collar says something to parishioner and stranger alike: while this doesn’t have to be the most important conversation of your life, it can be.
November 19, 2014
There is a black lab—a student's guide dog—lying on the floor during chapel. As I preach, I wonder what the dog is thinking.
November 6, 2014

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