Lament

From Sunday’s liturgy at Christ City Church; May 29, 2022. I am so tired of waiting.Aren’t you,for the world to become goodand beautiful and kind?Let us take a knifeand cut the world in two—and see what worms are eatingat the rind. Langston Hughes When hard things happen, when suffering shows up, when loss lingers, when …

Belonging and Inclusion

We all want somewhere to belong, don’t we?  Somewhere to call home. Somewhere we’re known. Somewhere we can be ourselves. Somewhere we can invite those we love and care about.  Belonging is not solely about church, obviously, but the Church needs to consider belonging and community, because community is one of the things churches overpromise …

What is the Church’s task today?

Kaj Munk was a Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyred during the German occupation of Denmark. He was killed by the Gestapo on this day in 1944. His words ring true for us today as they did seven decades ago: What is, therefore, our task today? Shall I answer: “Faith, hope, and love”? That sounds beautiful. …