Around 12,000 people participate of the inauguration ceremony of the Christian Fraternity of Guatemala evangelic church in San Cristobal, municipality of Mixco, south of Guatemala City, 27 May 2007. The building is called Mega Frater and introduces a new model of Latin American churches.   AFP PHOTO / Orlando SIERRA (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images) (Newscom TagID: afplivetwo097767.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

For the Beauty

It’s no secret that there has been a surge toward liturgical traditions among Evangelicals. Some have opted into the Episcopal church, those who want to maintain the conservative theology go Anglican. And even folks who aren’t interested in jumping denominations are often incorporating liturgy more thoughtfully, or engaging in a range of spiritual practices that […]

6a00e54fb985aa88330147e30e31a2970b-800wi

Were You There? Liturgy After Charleston

At The Table we use Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals as the structure for our service. The readings, song, and litany could not have been better for a day in which the church must lead its people, not only in mourning, but in confessing the racism that continues to infect us. For today, […]

ID-100203740

Doing What You Believe

Today’s post is inspired by the Theology Nerd Throwdown podcast. “The” Vs. “-al” At the end of a recent episode, Tripp and Bo got into one of their recurring fights. It’s the versus -al. What’s more important? Is it the things that we believe–the incarnation, the resurrection, the Pentecost? Or is it the ways we […]

us-flag-and-bible-cross

Religion and Tribes

I’ve had four thoughts about religion and tribes, a.k.a. religion and politics, swimming around in my head over the past couple of days. Actually, one of them has been a deep, on-going thought. It started with an observation that North American politics and the North American church scene are both increasingly polarized, despite what I […]

Christ and Adam at Creation

God’s Grace, Human Agents

One of the problems with getting all super spiritual is that we sometimes tend to… well… spiritualize everything. We think we are learning new levels of faith and trust when we look to God alone–not realizing that God has given us people around us for the purpose of speaking wisdom, caring for us, and receiving […]

Funny-Autocorrect-11

Autocorrect

I am a relatively recent convert from Android to iPhone. There are a bunch of things I really like about the iPhone, and some ways that iOS is inferior. Case in point: autocorrect. I honestly never quite understood the phenomenon that gave rise to damnyouautocorrect.com. I owe all you iPhone users an apology. I honestly […]