Relics are things which beg to be pondered. They ask us to consider what these objects, images, and artifacts meant to those who created and used them, and then what relevance they have for us today.
Sadly, Christian history doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to speaking truth to power, and challenging the privilege associated with empire.
… abiding in Christ is never simply a quiet, restful experience. It is always a dying to be reborn, a deep delving and rooting so that new, green shoots appear.
Who are the “Ninevites” and “Queens of the South” these days—outsiders who recognize the wisdom of Jesus’ teachings and turn in the right direction even when the self-titled Christ-followers do not?
How about you? Where have you experienced the world with resurrection eyes?
We have not yet broken the pattern of the tomb! How will we ever get free?
He is risen, the focus message of Easter and all the little Easters that come after it. We celebrate it all year, so why not use the phrase at least during the official liturgical season?
To love is to put your tenderest self out in the world like a spring flower sending up fresh green shoots. Sometimes we will become beautiful daffodils and sometimes the deer will eat us.
“Trying to live as a Christian while being denied the chance to read the Bible in your own language is unimaginable.
“Our goal is to continue creating a network of Episcopalians inspired and equipped to work against gun violence and the social forces that drive it,”
“Can these bones live?” asks God. Ezekiel says, “you know, O Lord God.”
How can alleluia and doubt exist side-by-side?