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Green Cars and the Presence of God

"I feel God all around me.” My daughter, 6, said to me right before she drifted off to sleep. More often than not, the last...

Kneel Down and Fight

Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1990s was, like so many other Southern cities, struggling to find an identity and possessing a hollowed-out urban core before...

A New Grace for Meals

By John Mason Lock Our family devotions include a practice that we’ve been using for almost a decade. In sharing it here, I do not...

A Peaceful Night and a Perfect End

By Eugene R. Schlesinger When I first discovered the Book of Common Prayer as a young evangelical Christian, I quickly determined that Compline was among...

Prayer Drives Congregational Growth

Kevin Martin’s recent article “Who Are We Missing?” highlights a valid sociological and theological commonality among some of the largest congregations in the Episcopal...

On Leaving Social Media

By Cole Hartin I did not expect that pastoral ministry would require me to spend so much time with a computer. I anticipated using Word to...

Fistfuls of Tears, Fistfuls of Joy

By Steve Rice When you do something over and over, it sometimes requires a bit of effort to mentally engage with what you are doing....

What Does Prayer Do?

What is it, exactly, that prayer is meant to do? We can begin with the theologian Oliver Crisp, who writes that prayer is often considered...

Love, Prayer, and Her Majesty the Queen

By Jonathan Turtle Like so many people I was deeply saddened by the recent death of the Queen but it didn’t quite hit me until...

The Searchlight of the Holy Spirit

One of the gifts of my spiritual direction training program a few years ago was exposure to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola....

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