Will Liturgy be Enough?

By David Barr When I meet with newcomers to my parish, I get asked a basic question again and again: “How do I get engaged?” The question can mean different things — it can be about teaching, or volunteering... Read More...

Everyone Is a Homemaker

By David Barr After I graduated from college, I spent two years living in the converted loft of a barn, where I took care of a Chattanooga businessman’s gentleman farm. Aside from the horses, my housemate fo... Read More...

Questions Only the Church Can Ask

By David Barr Michael Polanyi famously pointed out in the 1950s that the subjectivity of scientific research occurs precisely in the way it is conducted by people. People will always pursue research from a f... Read More...

Believing that the Good News is Good

Mark 8:27-10:52 By David Barr In this week’s readings for the Good Book Club (Mark 8:27-10:52), we see two of the most prominent expressions of Jesus’ divinity back-to-back. Our reading opens with Peter’s d... Read More...

Maintaining a Diet of the Word

By David Barr It is certainly no secret at this point that liturgy has made a comeback. I don’t know whether the increase in traditional patterns of worship is simply another fad in the North American church... Read More...

The Cup is What He Gives You

We see in our readings that when Jesus prays for us to be united to him and to the Father, there is then no other way we can choose if we are to be blessed, apart from the one that the Father gives Jesus.