When people describe their place of worship as a “church home” and the people with whom they worship as their “church family,” they are making a profound theological claim about the Church as a unique kind of community.
Practicing the Sabbath may seem like a challenge in today's fast-paced, high-tech world, but a Sabbath can be a healthy, biblical, spiritual practice to recenter and refocus on what really matters—God, family, and spiritual, mental, and physical health.
Epiphany invites us to enjoy the sacramental nature of gifts, particularly God’s self-gift in Jesus. Where we often force a choice between gifts of meaning and gifts of pleasure, Epiphany is a reminder that God chooses both.
It’s easier sung than believed—the grace of God made manifest in Jesus Christ. Why does growing up often mean growing out of the profound faith of our youth? Even more, what do young people have to teach us?
A faith that does not ask questions stagnates and maybe even risks death. A faith however, that seeks after Christ and wonders about the mysteries of an unseen God is alive and fresh and can be more readily equipped to handle the examinations the world may throw at us.