The “entertainment model” of youth ministry is conditioning our young adults to see their walk with Jesus as one activity (among many) that can be dropped when they are too busy or it isn’t “fun” anymore.
I have followed Covenant’s dueling blog posts about the ad orientem debate, since we have the issue before us in the parish I am serving: St Luke's in Catskill, New York. In most refitted liturgical spaces, the message of iconoclasm and abandonment is unavoidable. Over the years I have come to find this visual message a poignant embarrassment.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd exhibits confidence in the gifts God has given the Church, and calls the whole child to encounter God.
I entirely agree with Thatcher that Anglicans need to do their homework on sex and gender, instead of incoherently flailing about, rewriting canons and changing the sacraments on the fly. But I was quite puzzled by his article.
What can the sea tell her, That she does not now know, and know how to bear? She knows, as the sea, that what came will recur, And detached in that wisdom, is aware How grain by slow grain, the last sun heat fr... Read More...
God’s love is something counter-cultural, offensive, and ego-insulting. It is not free, but costly.