“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

What an alum to do when their alma mater is wrong?: Thoughts on Columbia Theological Seminary’s housing policy

What’s an alum to do when the alma mater they love does the wrong thing? I’ve been asking myself that for the last few days, because I wholeheartedly believe that my seminary, a school I love and treasure, has sided … Continue reading What an alum to do when their alma mater is wrong?: Thoughts on Columbia Theological Seminary’s housing policy

Loaves, fish, and you. – A sermon for August 31, 2011

I’ve been watching what is going on in Washington this past week. The debate about the debt ceiling and what we should do now has been all over the news. It’s inescapable. Now, don’t be alarmed. I’m not about to preach about politics. The fact is I have no idea how we solve this problem, and I’m not sure anyone in Washington does either.   But as I listened to the news this week and read this passage, I was struck by the fact that both had to do with crowds of people in need, and few resources to go … Continue reading Loaves, fish, and you. – A sermon for August 31, 2011