It is a sad historical irony that the religion we built as a response to someone whose second commandment is “Love one another as I have loved you” has, over the centuries, divided us violently, often to the point of killing each other.
I like many have begun, far later than I have an excuse for, to reckon with the history of what I once called home.
“Pizza is my favorite food, too.”
When I was in high school, we moved to the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, which had a long-term companion relationship with the Episcopal Church of Sudan.
When did you become an adult? Was there a moment, an inbreath as a child followed by a grownup outbreath?
The story of Hans and Sophie Scholl is a powerful story of faith and courage.
It happens often when we are in church: at the time of the children’s sermon, my daughter is nowhere to be found.
The words “Martyrs” and “Memphis” at first glance might seem to be an odd pairing. We think of martyrs as biblical, ancient, and abroad, and Memphis as relatively young from a world history standpoint—a place for good BBQ and Blues.
Title: Experiments in Minivan Christian Formation, based on a true story
We know Oscar Romero because of his outspoken liberation theology, but that is not what marked the majority of his ordained life.