Evangelicals such as Mohler claim to be pro-life and shape their politics to support candidates who likewise claim to be pro-life and who will help stack the federal judiciary with pro-life judges. Their position is hypocritical, because they are not pro-life. They are pro-birth.
Trump’s cruel suspension of U.S. support to the World Health Organization is not only fraudulent; it is a crime against humanity.
We joined others at the Lord’s Table(s), a community scattered by a deadly pandemic but gathered, alone together, in homes across the city, sacralizing the common things of life by making holy the elements we had around us.
The life and faith of Cecil Sherman offer inspiration for meeting the challenges before us as churches and as the Fellowship he led.
My clergy friends and other siblings in ministry, it is time for us to stop saying that we are not prepared for this moment of chaos and crisis. Hear me say: yes, we are.
These comparative lists kept running through my mind – one describing our reaction to a spreading virus, the other reminding me of faith and joy, regardless of circumstances.
Thrust into the wilderness of this global pandemic, we must not succumb to the temptation to turn stones into bread. We should not allow virtual church to become more desirable – more permanent – than the miracle of a physically gathered community.
This global pandemic requires us to confront the possibility of death – not fearfully or obsessively, but with intentionality born of the reality of the present moment, longing for Easter as Gethsemane and Golgotha linger.
Sunday did not feel like Easter; except for this: what may have been our saddest Easter may also have been our most Easter-like Easter.