The Spirit came with wind and fire, so we close the windows, we put in sprinklers and smoke detectors, we have flame retardents and climate controls . . . . . . and not just in our homes. The Spirit came and transcended languages, so we erected bigger barriers, we buried our dry bones deeper, […]Read More Pentecost, 2015
I saw a picture of children praying. They were kneeling down, some of them with their faces to the ground and others with their faces to the sky. The expression on each face was filled with expectation and longing. Beneath the photo, I saw a comment: “I wish religious people would stop indoctrinating their children!” […]Read More Is Teaching Kids about Faith Indoctrination?
Let’s begin with three selections: “But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40 “The minister preaches and teaches the Word of God, administers the sacraments, shares responsibility with the elders and deacons and members of the congregation for their mutual Christian growth, exercises Christian love and discipline in […]Read More Decently and In Order
A lot has been made lately of the “nones.” It’s an odd word to use in describing someone, but it’s popping up a lot lately in conversations about faith and spirituality and religion. The term refers to those people who claim no religious affiliation. They are not Reformed. They are not Catholic. Neither are they […]Read More Nones vs. Nuns (or why I’m not losing my religion).