This past weekend brought compound tragedy into our world. The earthquake in Haiti, the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, the ongoing spike in COVID… It has been sorrow on a magnified scale. How do I pray? One great help to me over the past few weeks is to pray the Great Litany regularly. ItContinue reading “Deep sorrow in our world”
I love David French. He pulls no punches. This past week my own (new to me) denomination has been exposed for mishandling sexual abuse claims in a diocese. French highlights that to point out the ongoing problems we have in the American Church.
A composition of lament. (I don’t know how to write a poem.) In a year… Ahmaud Arbery… Breonna Taylor… George Floyd… and more… WE HAVE LEARNED NOTHING.
O Lord, why do you cast my soul away?Why do you hide your face from me? (Psalm 88:14)
Not “breaking” a particular law does not mean there is “justice.” This is the case of Breonna Taylor.
Why we need lament: because no matter the bitter partisanship we have devolved to, we are nearing 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. These are lives lost. Young to old. Poor to rich. Across all ethnic lines. These are lives to remember. These represent families with deep loss in this time of pandemic. The New YorkContinue reading “100,000 in the time of coronavirus”
Coronavirus has so consumed us in our lives and in the news, a modern day lynching took place two months ago… and no arrests… all while it was captured on video. Story HERE. A CBS News report HERE. So many of my friends of color on social media today mourn. How long, O Lord?
Over the last couple of years I have toyed around with a book. I have a working title: “Living in Babylon.” Last year I sat down and put all my notes together so I could have some sense of what I had studied over the 2-3 years I had been picking at it. As IContinue reading “A lament for the American Church in the time of cornavirus”
N T Wright brings such thoughtfulness to his writing and this piece is a must read in our time. We think that surely our faith brings answers to big questions like these. Wright’s contention is this: Christianity isn’t supposed to do that.