“I never understood why going to church made you a hypocrite… because nobody goes to church because they’re perfect. If you’ve got it all together, you don’t need to go. You can go jogging with all the other perfect people on Sunday morning. Every time you go to church, you’re confessing again to yourself, to your family, to the people you pass on the way there, to the people who will greet you that you don’t have it all together. And that you need their support. You need their direction. You need some accountability; you need some help.” — Rich Mullins
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. (Matthew 5:13)Read more
“The reason I can continue watching and waiting, even as the world is shrouded in darkness, is because the things I long for are not rooted in wishful thinking or religious ritual but are as solid as a stone rolled away.” — Tish Harrison Warren, Prayer in the Night
There is no doubt so many expressions of the American Church have caused a lot of pain and turmoil. Through the ages, the Body of Christ has struggled with the humanity of the institution called the Church.Read more
If I walk in a daily rhythm, one of the practices that is offered to me is the Daily Office. It is the opportunity to be reminded of what is basic in my life so I can operate in confidence throughout the day.Read more
It is all at once laughable, irritating, and enraging. It wasn’t a decade ago that someone could float crazy ideas and just basically have them laughed off. Not anymore. So, the laughable has become enraging. To even point this out used to be embarrassing for me to do… now it is necessary.Read more
As an ordained deacon one of my responsibilities each Sunday is to have “the prayers of the people.” There are certain areas to be covered with reminders and I can add as I need. It’s such a privilege.
But today I failed.Read more