The Table: A post-political liturgy

In the wake of the inauguration, I propose the following. Churches should create a community-oriented event called the Table. The goal here is to create a space in which political partisanship takes a back seat to human interaction, and thus defuses fear of the political “other.”

The cruelty of Christmas

A part of me hates Christmas; a part of me curses Christmas — and the infant Christ just lays there and stares.

Context, interpretation, and application

Behind many of the debates that Christians have about the Bible, there is an important but unstated assumption: that interpretation is inseparable from application and that context is important to both.