While I was in college, I asked Philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff if I could sit in on his liturgy class. I knew I didn’t have time to do the homework, but still wanted to peek in on what he was teaching. He let me! And it was wonderful. We learned about Orthodox liturgy, in particular, and […]Read More Open Table
Christ arose… so now what? The blaring organ processional of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” has finally stopped ringing in your ears. The last scraps of Easter ham have been tucked away into sandwiches, and the dog finally found that last Easter egg out in the lawn… and did you the courtesy of trampling […]Read More Christ arose… so now what…?
Around my grandma’s worn, oak table, my favorite stories are told. The ones as familiar as my childhood. The lines that have been repeated so many times I know when they are coming around the corner, can anticipate just when the laughter will follow. Around an unfamiliar table in Switzerland, I was the au pair, a […]Read More The Table: A Maundy Thursday Reflection
In the sanctuary at the church where my husband and I serve as co-pastors, the back two pews have a sign on them that reads “Reserved for Families with Small Children.” These pews were set aside as an act of hospitality to families who may find themselves needing quick access to a bathroom to change […]Read More If the Sanctuary Could Speak…
There has been a lot of talk around here lately at TRB about TULIPS, catechisms, canons and confessions. In fact, all this week Andy, Tim and myself are offering some of our reflections on The Belgic Confession. At least historically these are all topics that Reformed folks take pretty seriously. So I guess we have been […]Read More Hungering with the Belgic and Bono