The Rev. Christopher Yoder serves as curate at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in a Mennonite church and on a dairy farm in the hills of western Pennsylvania.
He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology from Wheaton College, where he took his first steps on the Canterbury trail. He discerned a vocation to the priesthood while studying at Duke Divinity School, earning his MDiv in 2012. He was ordained priest by the Bishop of Dallas in June 2015.
Christopher loves running, illuminated manuscripts, and Augustine. He is married to Audra, who is, inter alia, a historian of imperial Russia.
The modern hymn “In Christ Alone” has provoked controversy with its phrase "the wrath of God was satisfied." But there is a better way to understand “the wrath of God,” a way that displays its truth, goodness, and even its beauty.
The other day I heard a fine choir sing "The heavens' flock" — a setting by the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds of a text by the poet Paulann Petersen. (Have a listen here.) What follows is a series of meditat... Read More...