Ave, Maria: For the Annunciation

Today the church celebrates the Annunciation, commemorating when the Virgin Mary consented to become the Mother of God. It is a date of significance: nine months before Christmas day, and with a special associa... Read More...

Imposters

By Hannah Matis Can a murderer be a minister? This is the question which haunts the eloquent, idiosyncratic exploration, The Minister and the Murder, by Stuart Kelly, of the strange case of the matricide and... Read More...

Don’t Neglect to Meet Together

By Grayson P. Walker It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Mountaintop moments — like Moses’ on Sinai (Ex. 31:18), or Elijah’s on Horeb (1 Kgs. 19:8) — energize and sustain us for the long haul. Which means that eve... Read More...

Because I Do Not Hope to Turn Again

On Ash Wednesday By Eugene R. Schlesinger With my penchant for the melancholy, I’ve always resonated with what we might consider the “downer” moments of the liturgical year. The desolate waiting of Holy Saturday, the penitent (if not unhopeful or even unjo... 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...

A Time of Plague

Part Three in a series of Lenten meditations. By David Ney Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is very great. — 1 Chronicles 21:13 Where are we? We are here. Here is a time of scatterin... Read More...