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Silence in the Presence of the Holy

Silence in the Presence of the Holy

One of my joys of coming out of COVID is that I get to go to movie theatres again and see films on the big screen.  I love being enveloped by the darkness, surrounded by the sound.  Films take me out of my world and transport me to another place and...
This is the Way the World Ends

This is the Way the World Ends

When I was a young evangelical Christian, I was terrified by prospects of the end of the world. From my Bible reading I heard about Jesus coming like a thief in the night, as a consuming fire. When the Yom Kippur war broke out in Israel in 1973, I was sure Armageddon...
Silence in the Presence of the Holy

Sobriety As a Practice of Thanksgiving

But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; for...
A House for All Sinners and Saints

A House for All Sinners and Saints

While a House for All Sinners and Saints was the name of the parish served by Nadia Bolz-Weber (a public pastor and theologian), it could also serve as the name for every Christian congregation. Churches are not composed of only one type of person. Each and everyone...