“No One With A Good Car Needs To Be Justified”

Thus declares the antagonist of Flannery O’ Connor’s story, Wise Blood. He’s tapping into the general shallowness of our thought about salvation and what it means for us. If you can fill up your car with gas and drive off wherever you want, why do you need salvation to feel good about your life? We … Read more…

On Handwashing, Marketplaces, and The Fear of Evil.

Just a brief note to convey a thought I had about today’s Gospel reading from Mark, Chapter 7: “When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. —For the Pharisees and, in fact, all … Read more…

“God Loves You!” …So what difference does it make?

“God Loves You!” We see it displayed on billboards and on the glowing marquees of churches seeking 24/7 attention. We hear it said in sermons, homilies, and in talks by those with respectable reputations in all matters spiritual. Truly, this simple phrase seems to be thought of as useful for incapsulating the very essence of … Read more…