Jesus for Presiding Bishop

Michael Curry’s answers were always the most stirring, but Thomas Breidenthal’s were often the most substantive and clear on specific points of theological and church-political controversy. That is perhaps not surprising. They are men of different gifts. Which gifts does the church need more now?

Something to eat

Why does the risen Jesus ask for food? Is he hungry? Does he need to eat?
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What Benedict taught me about liturgy

In 2010, I adopted a two-year-old German Shepherd, and I named him Benedict. There was a man of German descent on Peter's pontifical seat, and I was in seminary: it all seemed very clever. As usual, the Holy Sp... Read More...

John’s Advent epiphany

John the Baptist figures prominently in our Advent worship, but, in some of the lectionary readings, we meet a Baptist not only charmingly eccentric, but, well, unpleasant.

No one is a no one

There is not a man, woman, or child that we will not declare a no one if it suits our interests, that we will not drive to the brow of the hill, so that we might hurl them off the cliff. But no one is a no one.

Radically centered

People that know me know that I will often count the number of times Jesus is mentioned in a sermon, article, blog post, or other written or spoken medium. I will admit that this is a bit of spiritual OCD on my part.

He has her eyes

A simple question. Does Jesus have Mary’s eyes? Does he have her smile? Does he have that same odd expression she makes when she can’t quite get the jelly jar open? Jesus, Son of God and son of Mary, likely did and does look like his mother. What does that, something so simple and so familiar and so quotidian, mean for us?