Nicholas Kristoff, writing in the Sunday New York Times Week in Review, notices a new brand of atheist, ones who a skeptical but respect the role and achievement of religion in human culture
Day: April 11, 2012
“Preachers should approach preaching as a collaborative task. Exegesis might be done with members of the congregation, and at the least with other pastors.”
In a place where overhauling comprehensive immigration law is a hot topic, Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina spoke in late March at a heated public-comment session on behalf of immigrants before a group of legislators of the House Select Committee on the State’s Role on Immigration Policy.
Virtually nothing bearing an overtly Christian label that has come out of Hollywood has motivated me in my faith.
“We’re a small community; we see each other all the time, at the post office or the grocery store; and we know the hurt and what it feels like to be out of a church and a space that you love.”
We can be thankful that our ancestors preserved both accounts for our benefit and didn’t try to edit or exclude because of inconsistencies in their stories. We are richer for the inconsistencies.
My prayer is that there will continue to be enough people in the Church who care about the youth that they will help with creative approaches to keep youth formation alive in one fashion or another. I pray that Easter may continue to be a reality in their lives.