Food of life, food of death

Over at the blog of the Diocese of San Diego, John McAteer has argued that the practice of Communion without baptism is "essential for a proper theology of evangelism."

5 holy habits of discipleship

Opposition and hardship can bring out a person’s genuine character. That was certainly true in the case of Jesus. When Jesus decided to “set his face to go to Jerusalem,” the city that “kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it,” he knew that powe... Read More...

I have called you friends

There is a whole wonderful realm of relational intimacy that our culture misses out on by loading all of its human-closeness eggs in the basket of specifically sexual intimacy.

Bless your heart! (or, why we bless)

I was raised in the genteel city of Birmingham, AL, which is another way of saying that I grew up around hospitable, polite and loving … trash talk. A sampling of regular conversation might include, for instanc... Read More...

Worship works

Week after week, the Church’s worship in Word and sacrament binds us closer to one another, reminds us of who we are, and brings us into the transforming presence of the risen Jesus.