Fr. Christopher Yoder serves as assistant rector at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. He grew up in a Mennonite church and on a dairy farm in the hills of western Pennsylvania. He took his first steps on the Canterbury trail as an undergraduate at Wheaton College. He discerned a vocation to the priesthood while at Duke Divinity School. He was ordained priest by the Bishop of Dallas in June 2015.
Christopher is married to Audra, who is, among other things, a historian of imperial Russia. They have a son, Peter.
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...