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Jun
17

The malice of perpetual outrage

The malice of perpetual outrage We talk about helicopter parents, but society has become filled with helicopter observers, who presume tragedy would be averted if they were in control.
Jan
25

Who do you want to be?

Who do you want to be? Who we vote for, and who we elect as a society, may not be the most important thing, but it does say something about how we see ourselves, and who we want to be.
Sep
16

Speak yet again: euthanasia (2)

Speak yet again: euthanasia (2) Yesterday, I wrote about the Right to Die movement. Today, I outline some theological principles for opposing euthanasia.
Sep
15

Speak yet again: on euthanasia (1)

Speak yet again: on euthanasia (1) Thus death reigns in all the portions of our time; the autumn with its fruits provides disorders for us, and the winter’s cold turns them into sharp diseases, and the spring brings flowers to strew our hearse, and the summer gives green turf and brambles to bind upon our graves. Calentures and surfeit, cold and agues, are the four quarters of the year, and all minister to death; and you can go no...
Aug
12

You can run on for a long time…

You can run on for a long time… How do we approach this new world where private acts are no longer private? Where hidden sins are revealed to the whole world? And where thoughts that once would have disappeared into the ether are now captured for later publication and consumption?
Mar
30

Honor, shame, and the Gospel in the American South: Part I

Honor, shame, and the Gospel in the American South: Part I This series of posts discusses the honor-shame dynamic of the American South, a Christian challenge to injustice that takes into account the region's social paradigm, and Jackson Wu's "4 Keys to Evangelism in Honor-Shame Cultures."
Feb
24

The Devil is (no longer) in the details

The Devil is (no longer) in the details The Church of England has kicked the devil out of its baptismal rite. This move concerns me. This sort of attempt at cultural intelligibility usually backfires and ends up making beliefs far more ambiguous and people's feelings more ambivalent.
Nov
20

The precariousness of Christian lives in some regions

The precariousness of Christian lives in some regions The headlines reporting this story seem as though they are reaching for a way to absolve the murderers of guilt.
Sep
25

Do not hinder them

Do not hinder them How do we welcome our children and not hinder them in their search for Christ? We begin by honoring them as people made in the image and likeness of God and taking seriously their ability to worship God in a manner that is just as full of awe, wonder, and power as any adult.
Sep
10

Jody Howard

Father Jody is a priest in the Diocese of Tennessee, where he serves as rector of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. Ordained in 2006, Fr. Jody is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and the University of the South School of Theology. Since being ordained, Fr. Jody has served at Trinity Episcopal Church in Winchester,...

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