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Those Whose Race Is Won

Mary Luti

We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, but except on All Saints Day, it hovers over us unnoticed. It's like our appendix: we don't need it, so unless it acts up, we don't know it's there.


Emily C. Heath

When the kids of my neighborhood come to the front door of my spiritual house, I want the doors to be open. And I want what they find inside to be even sweeter than candy.

Better Ways Not to Believe in God

Donna Schaper

Let me give you three ways to lean towards God if you can't or don't believe.

Toward a Theology of Coffee Hour

Richard L. Floyd

Wherever Jesus turned up there always seemed to be a meal.

Making a Scene

Tony Robinson

I am averse to making a scene. And I don't much care for it when  other people make one.

No Pious Meetings in the Liquor Store

Matt Fitzgerald

I took Isaiah's advice and skipped church on vacation. In lieu of worship I swam and rode bikes with my family. I also took a few trips to the country liquor store.

Sin No More

Mary Luti

One day my Italian Catholic aunties were sitting around the kitchen table counting up all the babies they'd had, one after another.

The Powerful Goodness

Molly Baskette

Ben Franklin had a spiritually healthy daily routine that we can all learn from and mirror. According to his diary, it went like this . . .


Willie Sordillo

Taking responsibility for one's actions is good; nagging guilt, however, is evidence of self-absorption, a turning away from God.

We Will Rebuild

Vince Amlin

Like the people of Judah returning to find their holy city wrecked, many walk through our doors (and perhaps yours, too) feeling spiritually demolished.