• Fast in Response to Sacred Grievous Moments

    Fasting, suggests Scot McKnight in his book on the topic, is a response to a “sacred grievous moment.” For those of us enduring the assault of the daily news—the reports of refugee kids howling for lost parents, of neighborhoods devoured by climate-change-fueled infernos, of spiritual [...]

  • Lenten Resistance

    While the powers and principalities are always at work to oppress and hurt, there are moments when they seem to gather strength. It is the church’s task to discern such times, and to faithfully resist and model a better way. Right now: immigrants are being [...]

  • Receiving Gifts as the Path to Maturity

    On our journey toward Christian maturity, most of us use just one leg. We use the leg of self-discipline and it’s an important leg. Paul writes in 1 Co 9:24 of running the race in a way that wins the prize. To do that we [...]

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