Monthly Archives: August 2015

A field where we meet

Already the 2016 presidential election campaign weighs heavy. As weary as I am of the volleys between candidates, I’m more concerned – not to say disheartened, which I’m not, at least not yet – about the deep rift in the body politic to which these symptomatic candidates call our attention. So these words from Parker Palmer today seem […]

A school for the Lord’s service

Perhaps the best description of the church I know – the church that seems to be emerging for a new generation of Christians in the twenty-first century – is also one of the oldest and most enduring. It was developed nearly 1,500 years ago by the leader of a small Christian community in central Italy, […]

Food that endures

Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life. (John 6:27) Tired and hungry after spending so much energy that Sunday morning, I wanted nothing more than some quiet solitude to replenish my soul and a good lunch to nourish my body. I got those things and […]