The Waybread of Our Waiting

By Ian Olson  “I am weary, O God,” the compiler of Israel’s wisdom complains, “I am weary, O God, and worn out” (Prov. 30:1), summoning the cavernous fatigue we all experience, perhaps even now, as speech di... Read More...

Turn Up the Sad Songs for Advent

By Cole Hartin Advent is the season of longing, of preparation, of hope. As I’ve been reflecting on these themes over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve realized that most of the music I am drawn to year... Read More...

How Do We Lead When We Make the News?

By Kristine Blaess Last week, the county in which I serve made the national news in a ProPublica article that alleges systemic racial bias in our county’s juvenile justice system. At least eleven elementary-age children have been jailed in a pattern of ille... Read More...

Throwback Thursday: Where are We Looking?

Recent events have (or should have) shaken many of us who call the church home. Ongoing revelations of abuse and its cover up. The discovery of mass graves of indigenous children in Catholic-run residential sch... Read More...

Resurrection and the Hope of the Future

By Ian Olson Where is the substance of hope for the future found? Is there a basis for believing that justice will ever be served for marginalized and downtrodden? Is it found in humanity’s general good will... Read More...

Too Good to Be True?

Reflections on the Resurrection of Jesus By Bryan Owen If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! We’ve all heard and perhaps used that phrase. It can express not only skepticism, but also prudent caution. A daughter telling her mother about her w... Read More...

Passing Through the Waters

This is the fourth and final part of a series. Part one, part two, part three. By David Ney When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. — Isaiah 43:2 There are two cups in Scripture. There is, o... Read More...

Jerusalem the Golden

By Mac Stewart We should think about heaven more. Yes, I know: it’s important to avoid being so heavenly minded as to be no earthly good; we mustn’t promise people pie in the sky when they die as an excuse f... Read More...