Monthly Archives: October 2017

A new Reformation: A matter of case

Today most of the Protestant church observed Reformation Sunday, marking the 500th anniversary of the day in 1517 when the German priest Martin Luther posted in Wittenburg his celebrated ninety-five theses, detailing significant errors in theology or practice he found in the way the Roman church was being church. It sparked the Protestant Reformation, and, […]

Dinner is served

Life happens. Random, unpredictable events, especially unfortunate events, happen every day, and we say, “life happens.” Dorothy was talking the other day about how the wrong hymn numbers got into the worship bulletin two weeks ago. “I don’t know what happened,” she said. “Life happened,” I said. It’s an experience common to all of God’s […]

Give me your hand

Sixty-five years ago, an Anglican priest in London, England, changed the way we talk about faith. John Bertram Phillips published a little book, Your God Is Too Small, that pushed beyond the popular notions of God and challenged his readers to redefine a higher power in ways that were relevant to the issues of his […]