What Your Parish Priest Misses Most

By Clint Wilson I miss the silence of the church before anyone has arrived, I miss the altar guild faithfully serving in unseen ways, I miss the embrace of so many, touches serving as pastoral promissory notes, I miss the handshakes that express in... Read More...

Two Ways of Common Praying

This paper is one liturgical theologian’s attempt to reflect on what it can mean to be the Church for an extended period of time when we will be gathering virtually.

Communion in Chaos in the UMC

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered United Methodist Churches throughout much of the United States. Over the past week Methodist pastors have made many difficult decisions. More are still to come.

Unintended Blessings of the Pandemic

Many of us, in addition to much prayer (and, to be honest, not a little worry), have started to think about some of the potential benefits of this experience of pandemic.

Worship in a Time of Pandemic (Part 2)

By Matthew S. C. Olver Part one of this essay considered questions of administering Holy Communion during the pandemic as well as the question of whether or not to hold public worship. Today I consider the r... Read More...