Archives for Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:12


From Christian Science Monitor: The shooting of two priests at a Phoenix church is the latest in more than 780 deadly attacks in US places of worship in the past 15 years. Phoenix police responded to a call about a burglary at Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission shortly after 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday [Read More…]

Jesus is Coming, So Go Plant a Tree!

What one believes about the future — kingdom, heaven, utopia — determines how one lives now. What one believes, say, about heaven and kingdom determines what one believes and does when it comes to ecology. Yes, ecology. Perhaps I could say it this way: Your backyard or garden reveals your eschatology. N.T. Wright, in Surprised by [Read More…]

Praying for Others in Public

It’s called “intercession” or “intercessory prayers” when we pray for others, and when we do it in public it needs to be the sort of intercession that belongs in public. As a seminary student I had one professor whose opening prayers were of such significance that I wish they had gone into print, which of [Read More…]