Putting the sails back up

Christians from very early on took the ship as symbol for the Church. It seems to me that the crew of the Episcopal Church has spent time striking the sails.

The excluded middle

Party spirit has invaded the Church. To be taken seriously, one must be either a traditionalist or a progressive.

Sizzler Christianity

We often seek to set the table, to choose what we think is best for us, to eat something other than what has been given. My grandfather taught me that God has already set the table; he has said his grace.

New curiosity shops

The world sure needs lots of high-quality everything to contrast with all the low-quality alternatives. Why shouldn’t Christians be the ones to offer it? Maybe some enchantment will follow.
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Culture and faith

The debate about the influence of what is termed culture on faith lies behind most conflict in the contemporary Western Church. Of course it all depends on how one defines “culture” and how one defines “faith.”