For a long time, John Lennon's famous lines from his iconic song, "Imagine," haunted me.
I'm always a little wary when a couple comes in for premarital counseling and they say they've never had an argument.
Our places of worship are places where God's mercy meets the madness of our lives.
Forgiveness and new life are ours for the asking; all we have to do is turn around.
Sisters and brothers, God wants you back. God wants us back.
I have often thought of tests of faith like ordinary exams, asking me what I already know, making sure I did the required reading.
It's a great comfort, whatever the current calamity, to know that there's a time in the future when it's already been resolved, somehow, and that that future is as real to God as the now you are suffering through.
So go ahead. Canonize yourself. You're just claiming what has already been given to you by Jesus, who loves us, as imperfect as we are.
Exposing evil is risky business.
Some church folk would rather drink battery acid than sing a new hymn.