One of the reasons I love celebrating minor saint commemorations is that doing so gives our family the opportunities to talk about heroes of our faith and the history and geography of the Christian Church.
Our two older sons, ages 7 and 9, expressed some curiosity regarding Leap Year and this “extra day” it brings.
oday, the Episcopal Church commemorates Timothy and Titus, two companions of Saint Paul. Timothy and Titus were younger believers whom Paul entrusted with leadership responsibilities in the early Church. They were companions and fellow workers with Paul in ministry, but what strikes me most today is that they were also his spiritual children.
In my day job I teach bible stories to 250 kids every week and after I tell a story to each group of twenty students we wonder about it together. I am continually amazed at how deep my students are willing to delve and what amazing insights they have to offer.
Please church, welcome, encourage and support the faith, prophetic voices, and ministries of our young people. We need them now more than ever.
Editor’s Note: This is a reprise of a Grow Christians post Nurya Love Parish wrote in June 2016, when our community was young and beginning […]
What follows this verse in Philippians is a reminder that if we follow the practices mentioned in this chapter, the God of peace will be with us.
If we are to stand against evil, St. Paul says, we must clothe ourselves in the full armor of God.
Sacrificial love is an embodied faith lived for the benefit of other people.
Our family is getting ready to move. It’s turns out this is a perfect time to honor St. Barnabas.