Last Sunday I had to bat cleanup after my own sermon. Sometime during the Nicene Creed, I realized that I’d left something out. It was an important point with significant pastoral implications.
As we approach Lent, I wonder how we can use this season to help the teenagers in our care, at home and at church, keep the door open for faith.
Jesus doesn’t scold or question Thomas; instead, he offers Thomas exactly what he needs.
The stark questions of little people, especially around issues of faith and faith identity, can make us very uncomfortable.