Meeting Chris

Monday, March 19th. The 27th day of Lent. Tonight I met Chris Chappell for a beer and conversation. When Chris' family joined Covenant Baptist Church in 1990 he was a sophomore in high school. One...

Scripture, Tradition, Reason

Sunday, March 18th. The fourth Sunday of Lent. This morning Jeanene and I were attending the beginners' class at Saint Luke's. It's a simple course on the Episcopal Church that is taught periodically for people...

I never gave my mind away

Saturday, March 17th. The 25th day of Lent. I never gave my mind to the Church. Never. Even when I was a small boy and every adult that meant something to me was some sort...

Rediscovering myself

Friday, March 16th. The 24th day of Lent. What an amazing thing this Lenten writing discipline has been for me. The story so far: Depressed and desperate, I launch my anonymous Salon blog in December of 2002....

What you say

Thursday, March 15th. The 23rd day of Lent. Have you noticed that whatever you say about the world has a tendency to come true in your life and in the lives of the people you...

Rising up to cold space?

Wednesday, March 14th. The 22nd day of Lent. I suppose there are numerous ways this could play itself out, but the point is that you and I cannot know what realities exist beyond our feeble...

Bad Worship was Bad but Surprisingly Good

Tuesday, March 13th. The 21st day of Lent. A few weeks ago I slipped into a worship service on a weeknight at a church that is not one I frequent. I thought it was going...

Station Thirteen: Jesus dies on the cross

Monday, March 12th. The 20th day of Lent. Station Thirteen: Jesus dies on the cross. Luke 23:44-46 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the...

Station Nine: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Sunday, March 11th. The third Sunday of Lent. Station Nine: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. Luke 23:27-31 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts...

Station Three: Jesus is condemned.

Saturday, March 10th. The 18th day of Lent. I have been asked to write three prayers for the 2012 Covenant stations of the cross, which will be displayed and open to the public at Covenant...