Is Our Father It? a blog from Christianity Now.

There's a new online publication in town, answering questions of why Christianity is relevant to the modern world. Check it out at christianity-now.com. I recently wrote a blog entitled Is Our Father It?, so head over to the website and check it out. http://christianity-now.com/is-our-father-it/  

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It Started With the Children

This week, I've been blessed to participate in the 2016 Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference for Child Advocacy hosted by the Children's Defense Fund at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, TN. As a seminarian, I joined with over 60 other students from seminaries and divinity schools all over the country to read, study, think, discuss [...]

Come to the Water

Text: John 4:3-30, The Samaritan Woman at the Well   O Let all who thirst, Let them come, let them come to the water. God invites us to come to the water. And Lord, we are thirsty. The Samaritan woman is thirsty too. She lives in the shadow of Mt. Gerizim, the traditional place of [...]

Easter: Risen Bread, Risen Lord

Mark 14.12-31; Matthew 26.17-29; Luke 22.7-20 The first time I served communion was on Ash Wednesday 2015 in a beautiful service at Vanderbilt Divinity School. After accepting the invitation to traverse the small all-faith chapel, reminiscent of a cave carved out of the rock, and become anointed with oil, water, soil and ashes, the worshippers [...]

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday: Last Suppers

Luke 22-23 As we near the time when Jesus was betrayed and given over to be killed by capital punishment, I encourage you to think about the Last Supper in a new context. Two artists, Henry Hargreaves and Julie Green have created artistic depictions of last meals requested by incarcerated persons on death row before [...]