Even during a pandemic, feasting is central to Christian worship.
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Lament and longing can be companions.
In chaotic times, focus on routine, ritual, and simplicity.
We don’t pine for a second coming that will bring the world to an end. We pray for the indwelling of Christ that will enable the world to continue.
We need someone to speak to our moment, too.
My years of experience as an undertaker didn’t make it easier.
I’m the only person he loved the way he loved me.
We posed this question to five writers.
And it isn’t partisan to say that a president who can’t or won’t do his job should be replaced by one who can and will.
There is a parable here of half-hidden faces, wounds, and a lack of love.
I wish we actually valued his dangerous work.
The pandemic has made an existing problem worse.
They both resist easy answers to the problem of suffering.
I experience God through the embodied community of faith—and I miss it.
A real solution would require a large infusion of cash.