Day: May 11, 2013

Iona: 1450th anniversary of the arrival of Columba

The ancient Celts described Iona as a “thin place,” where the veil between heaven and earth is lifted, and where one might glimpse the divine. For centuries pilgrims have traveled to this small island off the West coast of Scotland, leaving behind their chaotic lives to rest, reflect and walk in the footsteps of St. Columba, the Irish missionary who founded a monastery on Iona in 563 AD.

A pox on all your houses

Conservative churches say liberal, mainline churches are dying. Studies show that conservative churches are in decline too. Perhaps churches that preach individualism sow the seeds of their own demise. Maybe people are just tired of churches picking on each other.