Learning to say grace: The theology and politics of eating

By Norman Wirzba Posted Thu 3 Jan 2019 Updated Thu 3 Jan 2019 Eating has never been a simple or easy act, because for any creature to eat, another creature, whether seen or unseen, must die. This is a holy and humbling mystery no eater can finally evade. Image:fcafotodigital/Getty Images Share Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Mail … Continue reading “Learning to say grace: The theology and politics of eating”

Attention is the Beginning of Devotion

November 5, 2018 By Kathleen Fisher The line wound through a small lobby in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, inching toward the table where a slight woman sat signing books of poetry. She smiled and acknowledged each person proffering a volume, her newest or one of their favorites. Though embarrassed at being a little star-struck, … Continue reading “Attention is the Beginning of Devotion”

The three phases of launching a church-based social enterprise

Bigstock / Makc By Matt Overton Associate pastor, Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, Washington FacebookTwitterEmailPrint A youth pastor who began a church-based social enterprise shares advice for others interested in this kind of ministry. The three initial phases are discernment, consulting with the community and testing. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Starting a Christian social enterprise is difficult … Continue reading “The three phases of launching a church-based social enterprise”

Ian T. Douglas: Our job is not to keep the church in business

Image courtesy of Episcopal Church in Connecticut FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   The Episcopal bishop of Connecticut says his role is prodding, challenging, inviting and encouraging the faithful to ask the question, “What is God up to in the neighborhood?” Tuesday, December 11, 2018 As bishop of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas … Continue reading “Ian T. Douglas: Our job is not to keep the church in business”

Allan Hugh Cole Jr.: A spiritual life

“Divine Servant”® is the copyrighted & trademarked creation of Christian artist, Max Greiner Jr. of Kerrville, Texas© www.maxgreinerart.com By Allan Hugh Cole Jr. FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   When thinking of the spiritual life, the author and professor of pastoral care harks back to where a Christian life formally begins: baptism. Monday, June 27, 2011 Editor’s note: Allan … Continue reading “Allan Hugh Cole Jr.: A spiritual life”