The good news is that there are so many wonderful and creative ways to do faith formation in the home. Making faith a part of our family doesn’t require that we spend hours sitting in straight-backed chairs while someone reads from the Bible in a monotone voice, nor does it require a divinity degree or encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible on the part of the parents. It does require time, attention, and conversation, as we create habits that help us acknowledge Christ and his presence within our homes.
What makes for a good godparent? This question gets right at the meaning of the sacrament of baptism itself.
Week after week, the Church’s worship in Word and sacrament binds us closer to one another, reminds us of who we are, and brings us into the transforming presence of the risen Jesus.
The greatest crisis in the Episcopal Church has nothing to do with human sexuality or BCP revision or "restructuring." If anything is going to sink our ship, it’s this: children (or lack thereof).
Every Sunday, throughout most of my elementary school years, Mrs. Truax taught a class of one: me.
I think we've told Christian parents that it's not their job to be the teachers and spiritual leaders in their families.
I consider it a blessing that most of our Episcopal churches are poorly set up for fog machines. We, at least, cannot rely on quick fixes.
I really wanted (more than you know) a new TV; I really want a usable dining room table; I really want a good, stable job. Did I want my children with the same calculus of consumer desire? I hope the answer is no.