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Confrontation

Confrontation

Jesus wasn’t meek and mild. You don’t publicly execute meek and mild people. You crucify people who confront the system. Life with Jesus then and now is 50 percent comfort and 50 percent confrontation. If Jesus’ words and example aren’t...
Status

Status

If you and I are immersed in a love that has no borders, limitations or litmus tests, then we have all we need to go to places that appear loveless. We walk in love so, we can walk into rooms rife with political rancor. We are ambassadors for Christ. And while we may...
Agency

Agency

People remember Jesus calmed the wind and the sea with a phrase, “Peace! Be still!” What is less remembered is Jesus taught his followers to be able to do the same. “Where is your faith?” Jesus asked them. Following Jesus is about taking up agency. It’s about Jesus...
Good News

Good News

Jesus echoed the good news from Isaiah and brought it forward. Enfleshed it. Good news that disrupts the bad news. Good news for the people who are on a constant diet of bad news. Good news for the poor. Good news for the blind and those behind bars. Freedom for those...

Special Retreat on Parish Ministry at Mepkin Abbey

It is no small thing to trust in the movement of the Living Spirit. Tilden Edwards I have held that wisdom close for a decade now as I wrestle with the pressures of daily life as a parish priest. Given the anxieties and fear we face in our culture—and in the perceived...
For America

For America

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners.  Save us from...