The Church is where this sanctifying community happens on purpose.
Any conversation about grace that does not also engage the subject of sin is a one-sided conversation. It is to go on a journey and to be told of the glorious ultimate destination, but to be left with no way of getting there.
The life of prayer isn’t a suggestion or a recommendation – it is part and parcel to what it means to follow the way of Jesus.
He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2.4 (NRSV) Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father, from Jesus Christ our … Continue reading Sermon: Beginning Again. Beginning Anew.
We must decolonize the darkness. We must stop telling ourselves that the darkness is inherently bad and that the light is inherently good. God created the day and the night called them both “Good.” The reality is this – we need both night and dark, darkness and light, to live lives of balance and wholeness. … Continue reading Decolonizing the Darkness
Another day, another vocational crisis. I am beginning to think that God grants me uneasiness as it pertains to the holiness of the priesthood to keep me on my toes and to keep me humble. Well played, God. Well played. I have been waiting for Advent this year with great anticipation. I’m not sure why … Continue reading It’s Advent and I’m waiting… again…
James tells us that "faith without works is dead (James 2:14)." Prayer without action related to the request is like plugging in a lamp but not turning on the switch. Sure, you've connected to the source, but you haven't ACTIVATED the power
Exclaiming "Keep Christ in Christmas" is not enough in a world where, too often, "Christ" is no where to be found in the "Christian." We are challenged by the world to proclaim, and more importantly to LIVE out, why Christ matters.