In the calendar of the Christian year, there is often a strange confluence of Trinity Sunday with Memorial Day weekend. That’s true this year when the secular holiday officially opening summer coincides with the liturgical holiday focusing on one of the more obscure doctrines of the Christian faith. What is a preacher to do? While the minds of most members of a congregation are focused on their plans for a picnic at the beach, how does one make the Christian message relevant and compelling. We give it a try. Read more.
In a time of war and conflict, prayers for peace arise from the lips of citizens in all countries and from adherents of all faiths.
Pray for their families!
While not a religious holiday, strictly speaking, Father’s Day might provoke some fresh thinking about a tradition in which God is conceived of as the “father of us all.”
Don’t Forget Father’s Day
The date and meaning of Father’s Day. With thoughts, prayers and readings for and about Dad.
What is Sin?
Contrary to popular understanding, sin does not consist of a catalogue of “bad behavior,” rather it is a state of being; it is a condition of alienation from God, the ground of our being. Sin involves alienation from other people as well as the world in which we live. Here’s the story …
What is the Trinity?
The Trinity is one of the important doctrines of classical Christian theology in which God is depicted as being manifest in three persons: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three persons, but one God. Many find this doctrine confusing. Here’s a simple, common sense explanation.
Since we Christians, along with our Jewish and Muslim cousins have devoted 2000 years or more to God the Father, and our religions appear to be caught up in such a mess of trouble, both here in the US with the sex abuse scandals and in the Middle East, perhaps its time for a change of heart. I’m beginning to suspect that it’s too late for tinkering around the edges. New policy statements from Rome, and new peace initiatives from the failed leaders of political entities that are at war with each other around the world may not be sufficient to address, let alone solve, the problems that confront us. It may be time for a more fundamental change. Read more ….
Many people see Mother’s Day as a secular holiday, designed by the greeting card industry, promoted by restaurants, beloved by florists. Some clergy agree, objecting to the commercialism of the holiday. Does Mother’s Day have religious meaning? If so what is it? Just consider the witness of its founder, Anna Jarvis.
You are invited to use our search engine to find books for or about Mothers Day or the larger topic of motherhood. Note how many there are!