We can think of tradition as something to cling to, or as something that holds us back. But from the perspective of the church, tradition is a living stream that relates us to our Christian forbears and steadies us for . . .
This edition of Connections is about good news. Most generally, this is about the good news of God in Jesus Christ, for which the fancy church word is “Gospel.” We are focusing here on how the gospel is playing out . . .
Care of creation – this quintessentially human vocation is summed up in Eucharistic Prayer D: “You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that, in obedience to you, our Creator, we might rule . . .
Violence seems to be on the rise all around us. Gun violence continues to be an intractable problem in American society. Drug and gang-related violence continues to inject fear into our inner cities. Civil war, persecution and deep insecurity is . . .
Healing. The topic is timely, given our ongoing emergence from a grueling and sometimes brutal election cycle. As Christians, wherever we fall on the political spectrum, it is our obligation to do the spiritual work to be peacemakers and reconcilers. . . .
Late summer is not the best time for official visitations, so this is when Margaret and I can enjoy Sunday mornings together in the pew. Recently we were at the cathedral and heard an excellent sermon by Forward Movement director . . .
To be a leader is always to be a bridge Leadership is a very elastic concept. It can refer to those who have been entrusted with uniting the church community around a plan for mission (in our tradition we look . . .
When we eat together, we connect. Our Fresh Expressions missioner, Jane Gerdsen, has been focusing on this in her “movable feasts,” which bring young adults and others together in different venues around a meal to share their spiritual journeys and questions, and . . .
This edition of Connections is about reconciliation, looked at from various angles. All the stories and testimonies presented here center on overcoming separation, enmity and prejudice within the framework of Christian faith. This is the true work and the true . . .
What do we feel drawn to by the Holy Spirit, and what do we feel pushed and dragged toward by the same Spirit? The answer to both questions will be the same, because the true direction of our journey will . . .