Last year a non-American asked if I consider myself patriotic. After many ums and ahs and caveats, I said yes. I told him that I feel about America the way I feel about family: I didn’t choose it, I can’t control or endorse everything it does, but I do love it.
This is an important 4th of July…
THE ONLY NON-HERETICAL EXPLANATION OF THE TRINITY
Which is the real Easter: a day or a season?
In this week’s Question + Response for St. Paul’s, I explore the pressing question of what is Easter, really: that one Sunday, the season, or is it something way bigger than that?
Easter is our favorite. Many of us like Christmas, too. But Easter takes the cake.
A born Jesus is nothing compared with a re-born Jesus. That’s just awesome.
We celebrate Easter with special music and Alleluias, with…
Walk, Talk, Stop: the road to Emmaus and the Christian experience
a Homily for Easter 3A
Text: Luke 24:13-35
When Aaron Sorkin’s show, The West Wing debuted in 1999, it pioneered a technique dubbed “The Walk and Talk”.
Shows before The West Wingfeatured plenty of walking and plenty of talking and even plenty of people walking while talking. But no show found so much of its energy and sense of…
Trusting Us: A Simple Act of Faith
a Homily for Easter 2A
Text: John 20:19-31
At one level, this is a simple story. Each year, the Second Sunday of Easter, we receive Thomas, the Twin. This isEaster.
And Each year, we gather on that Easter and each year, Thomas misses it. A week later, like that fateful day 2000 years ago, we remember the man who missed the great Jesus…