My Uncle Ted was a Presbyterian lay missionary in Cameroon. He wasn’t actually my uncle. He’d been married to my great aunt and she died in Cameroon. He was one of those “uncles” who redefine family, an old, old friend of my living grandmother and the grandfather I never knew, an avuncular teacher and inspiration to all of us. I was proud to claim him for a relative. Read more about Stories #2: Who calls us to the table?
"The Christian faith has no in-group. It can't.
Jesus offered an edgy, unconditional welcome to sinners."
St. Paul boldly announced that Jesus' death had completed God's work of human reconciliation for all humanity. It was truly finished, done, so our choices become how to live reconciled and how to share the news of reconciliation. After Jesus' death, according to St. Paul, there was no one outside, no "them" left. Read more about The Font Outside our Walls
My colleague Rick Fabian took a questioning hymn title, “Who are these like stars appearing?” to lay out the logic of St. Gregory’s messy blurring of the boundary of Christ’s Body and God’s work transforming humankind. And to the same end, I’m continuing a reflection on the startling descriptive phrase from the old Prayer Book... Read more about The Blessed Company of All Faithful People, Part II
I want to invite readers back into a conversation about the Dancing Saints because we’ve just completed and posted a high-resolution photo tour of the icon on-line. Browsing the on-line photos and digging into the reasons we chose to celebrate each saint is the next best thing to visiting the icon in person. Read more about The Blessed Company of All Faithful People, Part I