Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness,
in your great compassion blot out my offenses.
Wash me through and through from my wickedness
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions
and my sin … Continue reading
I have a confession to make: I don’t do Lent.
I grew up in an evangelical church where Lent was just some weird thing that Catholics did, and well, to be honest we weren’t really sure if Catholics were even Christians.
I did experiment with Lent one year in … Continue reading
We all have that Facebook friend who tends to find a photo opportunity everywhere; whose liberal and conservative friends argue about a post, leading only to more polarity and hurt feelings; who hits “like” so often you stop to wonder how this person finds the time.
I am that friend. … Continue reading
Happiness is not something ready-made.
It comes from your own actions.
– The Dalai Lama
… as you did it to one of the least of these
my brethren, you did it to me.
– Matthew 25:40
Several years … Continue reading
I have to say that no one at St. Matthew’s has ever asked me the question “Are you saved”? I bet no one has ever asked you either.
I was baptized as an infant and confirmed long ago by then Bishop Charles Clingman. Of course I don’t remember being baptized, … Continue reading
Growing up, Saturday morning cartoons were the apex of preteen entertainment. In contrast, Sunday morning was a desolate television wasteland. I was forced to resort to claymation, a shabby substitute for animation. Davey and Goliath, a religious based half-hour program produced by the Lutheran Church, was the only game in … Continue reading
I’ve wondered if the idea of faith has always been so contested? I like simple things and our choices about faith today seem bewilderingly confused. The simple idea of faith seems to have been fractured into so many facets that it’s lost its simplicity. What’s a person to do?
A … Continue reading