“The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”: A Letter from the “Dying” Church

To my mourners: Sometimes the dying are the first to know. While others believe you are invincible, you quietly go around collecting pamphlets from hospice and making final arrangements. But sometimes, more rarely, the dying are the last to know. … Continue reading “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”: A Letter from the “Dying” Church

Journey Through Lent: Day 17

When I hear the words “healing service” my first thoughts are not very positive ones. I think about the services that televangelists in the 80’s sometimes had where someone would come onstage and they would reach out their hands and cry “be healed!” and then suddenly the person would be knocked to the floor and rise again without their crutches, or suddenly be able to see again, or hear again. I thought it was hokey and fake back them, and I’d still run the other way today from any preacher who told me they could do that. Because healing doesn’t … Continue reading Journey Through Lent: Day 17