Category: mission

Of elephants in rooms

Inertia is felt nowhere more strongly than in the church. In some respects, this is a good thing. When you are seeking to maintain continuity with 2,000 years of tradition, you don’t want to...

Bowling with two hands?

I was intrigued recently when I read an article about bowling in the WSJ with this subhead: “Jason Belmonte May Revolutionize the Sport If His Back Doesn’t Give Out First.” What is Jason’s trick?...

Primer on the missional church

J. R. Woodward has written a primer — an encyclopedic posting and catalog of links, really — on the missional church. This phrase, proliferating amongst the trendies of church-land, is packed with meaning. It...

A useful ban: plastic bags

This is via Louie Crew, and it seems so self-evident that it makes me wonder why plastic bags are even legal for most of the things for which we use them. Watch this slideshow...

Of things that matter

Today, before I checked my RSS reader, I hadn’t given a thought to GAFCON. Here’s what happened today in one parish priest’s ministry: I opened the church so a florist could get in to...

Of feelings and their (un)importance

Charitable feelings are of no use without acts of charity. Compassionate feelings are of no use without acts of compassion. Loving feelings are useless unless they lead to acts of love. The Priest and...