Gandolfi, Joseph's Dream

Divine Guidance

Reading through the opening chapters of Matthew’s Gospel this morning, I was struck afresh by the overwhelming amount of angelic intervention. An angel tells Joseph what’s up with Mary’s pregnancy and not to leave her high and dry. The magi are warned in a dream not to return to Herod An angel warns Joseph in […]

Liturgy for Peace

I continue to wrestle with how we as Christian people might respond with wisdom, compassion, and integrity to the world at war (and otherwise lacking peace). The combination of rightly identifying God as a God of peace, of crying out to God to make that character known in the real world, and of confessing our […]

Never Pray Again

I have grown up hearing language of “mobilizing” God’s people through prayer, of prayer being like the gas that fills up our spiritual vehicles so that we can run off in service of God. But what if… What if prayer isn’t the great mobilizer of God’s people, but the great immobilizer? What if worship and […]