I have long loved Darryl Worley’s song ‘Awful Beautiful Life’ that’s linked above. It came out around the time I graduated from college and it reminds me that life is crazy, tragic, and magic.
Last week, as priests and pastors and children’s ministers and people of all stripes working in churches attempted to make sense of the miraculous healing at the heart of the lectionary, some extremely important questions came up.
Imagine for a minute that the three main characters of the story—the servant, the centurion, and Jesus—are standing in front of you.
Today we celebrate the commemoration of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, a woman offering so many gifts to the church that they are hard to list.
Several years ago the church I currently serve decided to end their Wednesday healing service, opting instead to add healing prayers to the Sunday morning […]
When I volunteered to donate a kidney, I wasn’t expecting a cancer diagnosis. I also wasn’t expecting such an outpouring of compassion.