How is Lent Going?

We often treat Lent like New Year’s: a set of resolutions that will make us better people in the end, the people that we always wanted to be. We start a new diet or give up desserts or determine to pray more. These become chores that drag us down in our already busy schedules. By this, the Third Sunday of …

Ripped from the Headlines

The lectionary passage this week, Luke 13:1-9, begins with two cryptic news headlines.  The first, an apparent murder of Galileans worshiping in the Jerusalem Temple by Roman occupiers.  The second, a tragic accident that claimed the lives of eighteen people.  The question, then, is a question that we have run into a lot in Luke.  Perhaps that is because it …

When Demons Attack

I struggle with sin. Not so much the doing of it, though I do my fair share, but the naming of it. I struggle with how to talk about sin or think about sin. Like many of us, I grew up in a church that used guilt and shame to win conversions. And, after the conversion, the guilt and shame …

Call for Artists and Poets – DART Stations 2011

DART Stations of the Cross 2011 A letter from Scott Shirley and a call for writes, poets, artists, and whosoever feels called to participate in crafting an experience of the Stations of the Cross on the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit). Follow the link to learn more http://ht.ly/4hOce.