I am fresh off two weeks of vacation, and one of the major shifts that took place for me during this time was my mind got "unhooked" from social media. Before this vacation, with the pandemic and the protests, I was noticing that my mind would … [Continue reading] about Unhooking from the Social Media Drip
This morning in my daily readings from the church fathers there was a passage from Origen's Treatise on Prayer. He spoke of the importance of preparing to pray, and the difference it can make in the life of the one who prays in the this way. No … [Continue reading] about The Importance of Preparing to Pray
It has been another remarkable week. Protests against racism and police brutality continue around the world, and there is a new groundswell of popular interest in and support for anti-racist efforts. As Christians, we gladly join in these efforts … [Continue reading] about Preaching Black Lives Matter With False Motives?
The "Passing of the Peace" is one of the liturgical moves I wonder if we'll need to modify once we're able to come back together for worship. If people are afraid to touch each other, obviously hugs and handshakes won't work. Maybe we'll do elbow … [Continue reading] about What We Do When We Pass the Peace
I've been thinking lately a lot about the importance of lament and mourning. The simple act of actually allowing ourselves to feel our grief and sadness, and responding to it by lamenting what isn't right, and mourning what we've lost. Someone on … [Continue reading] about What We Shed With Our Tears