Figurative Interpretation, Literal Fear

By Tom Smith I have never been better served in my life than when I have had to confront something difficult. We want truth but we dislike pain. However, they are often bound together. The pressure that pain... Read More...

Matters of the Heart

By Jean McCurdy Meade This summer I had some problems with my heart which required several procedures and two hospitalizations, with tests, treatments, and meds. While praying to the good Lord for healing for my heart, it occurred to me quite vividly that “... Read More...

The Self-Portrait of the Holy Spirit

It’s an old puzzle in Christian God-talk and prayer. “Father” and “Son” come preloaded with images and associations; “Spirit” feels a little harder to grasp. Sarah Coakley’s book God, Sexuality, and the Self: A... Read More...

A Time of Scattering

This post continues a series of Lenten reflections. Part one is here. By David Ney I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, like sheep without a shepherd. — 2 Chron. 18:16 Where are we? We’re here. And here is, among other things, a time of scatter... Read More...

Here

By David Ney The LORD came and stood there, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening — 1 Sam. 3:10 It is incumbent upon us, in this season of Lent, ... Read More...

The Way of Love: Learn

Part of a series on The Way of Love. By Paul D. Wheatley Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you — that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the ... Read More...