Life of Faith

An adult baptism in Benin

Mission Mississippi

Started in 1992 by a loose coalition of white and black evangelicals in Jackson, Mission Mississippi's early efforts were geared toward big events. Later the focus shifted to personal relationships.
February 28, 2011

Learning to see in new ways is one of the most difficult tasks of the transformed life. Old habits of selective vision, old choices about what to leave out and what to focus on tend to dominate us, even as we search for new ways of living that are in closer communion with the life of the Spirit. Transfiguration--that mysterious transformation of vision that is narrated in today's readings--is a radical, if brief, way of illumination.
February 28, 2011

I wasn't sure how many people I would find at our first weekly Eucharist of the term. Driving was impossible, even if one mustered the will to dig out one's car for the third time in three weeks.
February 21, 2011

Money and what we do with it--this sounds like an even-handed way to determine ethical standards. But in these times of supposed transparency, I can't figure out how a nation like the United States keeps going when it has debt in numbers beyond anyone's ability to comprehend or even pronounce. How many zeros?
February 21, 2011

How should we live?

No one has done more than N.T. Wright to make the broad sweep of the scriptural narrative speak vividly to laypeople--while challenging the academy by pressing profound motifs as far as they can go.
February 17, 2011