Read aloud these words of our sister Joan Chittister. Thank the Holy Spirit for dwelling within you, speaking through you, showing God’s face in you. The Holy Spirit moves us to new heights of understanding, to new types of witness, to new dimensions of life needed in the here and now. The static dies underContinue reading “The Holy Spirit is hope in us this Pentecost”
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Power and Limits of Words
A couple I know are torn about which church to attend. One enjoys a more traditional worship and the other tends toward emerging churches with contemporary worship, but they want to worship together. The former read to me the vision and mission statement of the latter’s favorite church and asked me, “Do you even thinkContinue reading “Power and Limits of Words”
Why Do You Go to Church?
My pastor friend recently started an adult confirmation class at her church. Why? Well, in part because the church doesn’t have any kids of the typical confirmation class age. Also, she has noticed that many adults, who may or may not have been confirmed as youth, struggle to articulate why they go to church. ForContinue reading “Why Do You Go to Church?”
Why We Go to Church
A few weekends ago, my husband and I took our two sons to Saturday afternoon mass and then left them with a baby-sitter so that we could go out to celebrate my birthday at a restaurant that does not have macaroni and cheese on the menu. Maybe it was the pre-dinner glass of rosé thatContinue reading “Why We Go to Church”