• Mar 1

    Rethinking our Prayers

    Hezekiah's Prayer is almost an Anglican Collect!
    Rethinking our Prayers

    We can all benefit from rethinking our petitionary prayers, what we ask God for.

    My own conviction is that we barge into the presence of God. Instead of barging in, I recommend that we think about What it is about God that would make ...

  • O God, Whose Glory it is always to have mercy

    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy:

    Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways,
    and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith

    to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus ...

  • Marvin Olasky: How and Where I Write

    How and Where I Write: Marvin Olasky

    David George Moore

    It’s been my privilege to be in the personal spaces of several writers. Among others, Pulitzer winner Tony Horwitz warmly welcomed me at his home on Martha’s Vineyard ...

  • Feb 27

    Weekly Meanderings, 27 February 2021

    Our weekly selection of links across the web.
    Weekly Meanderings, 27 February 2021

    Good morning!

    Mary W. Jackson NASA Hqs

    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — NASA’s headquarters is getting a new name, and it honors the agency’s first Black female engineer Mary Jackson.Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk ...
  • The Infrastructure of the Kingdom

    If we learned any new words over this past year, we’ve learned the word “infrastructure.” Every day, some expert is talking about our need to invest in our infrastructure, overhaul ...

  • Out of Place: Christian community in 1 Peter and James

    Out of Place: Christian community in 1 Peter and James

    The green outline of his face was a caricature, the name inaccurate. Yet, we didn’t think twice about our school mascot, we were the “Indians.” We cheered his ...

  • Feb 24

    How does Hebrews help a congregation cope with those who are “falling away?”

    Hebrews: discipleship when winning feels like losing
    How does Hebrews help a congregation cope with those who are “falling away?”

    Hebrews: discipleship when winning feels like losing

    The blue glaze of the TV beckoned us on a chilly Monday night. I shifted in my seat, balancing my Bible, a notebook, and a glass of hot tea. Peering over his glasses, the commanding ...

  • Feb 23

    Trauma-Informed Churches and Speakers

    A challenge for churches to become trauma-informed
    Trauma-Informed Churches and Speakers

    Trauma Informed Churches: A Vision Forward
    Adrienne Gibson, MA LPC

    We cannot judge a person based solely on how they look or act. Granted, it would be much easier if we could. We want to know who we can trust, who is wise, or who ...

  • Feb 22

    THE WOMAN AT THE LAUNDROMAT

    THE WOMAN AT THE LAUNDROMAT

    Her life was one long slow-motion train wreck. Trouble and heartache seemed to follow her where ever she went. The depths of her inner emptiness dwarfed the Grand Canyon, while the river bed of her soul was a mere trickle next to ...

  • Feb 21

    Almighty God, whose blessed Son

    Prayer for the Week
    Almighty God, whose blessed Son

    Almighty God,
    whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan:

    Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations;
    and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us,
    let each one find you mighty to save;

    through ...