Endurance and Hope

Endurance and Hope

Endurance and Hope Photo by Andrea Gray on Illustrated Faith, Why Me? A lesson in Perseverance   In the last months I have heard much of hope. Most of what I’ve read tells me we cling to hope for the sake of endurance. Hope keeps us going when we want to give up. I’ve...
Social Justice and a Stiff Old Rulebook

Social Justice and a Stiff Old Rulebook

Social Justice and a Stiff Old Rulebook You might think that a suitable coming-of-age gift for an Alaska Native would be a rifle or a fishing rod. Not so. Teenagers already have hunting equipment. When indigenous students turn eighteen, parents who want them to get...
A Covenant People

A Covenant People

A Covenant People Two stories. Both true, neither in Los Ranchos: In one, a large suburban church showed hospitality to the remote rural congregations along its travel corridor. Many of those small congregations were the only mainline option in town. The communities...
This ‘n’ That

This ‘n’ That

This ‘n’ That This month’s column provides no mental express train. It follows the scenic route instead. I hope at least one stop will catch your eye along the way. The current speed of news is head-spinning. Keeping up emotionally is hard. Saying a timely, coherent...
Longing for the Triumph of God

Longing for the Triumph of God

Longing for the Triumph of God Outside Union Church (Pacific Presbytery).Photo by Fernando Arevalos, https://www.instagram.com/bhab1875/.Used with permission. Longing for the Triumph of God They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and...