Plagues, Vaccinations and the Future

Plagues, Vaccinations and the Future

I am writing as I am about to go with my husband to a large soccer stadium in Oxford, UK, now a COVID-19 vaccination center, for his vaccine appointment. The vaccination program has been progressing at an astonishing pace in the UK and the US, and it is great to see...
Why You Should Enter the Shadow of Lent

Why You Should Enter the Shadow of Lent

I’m a firm believer that Lent, practiced consciously, is a guardrail against spiritual bypassing. The regular observance of seasons of austerity, lament and penance, which we Christians get in Lent and Advent, guide us to enter into aspects of the human experience...
When Righteousness and Peace Kiss

When Righteousness and Peace Kiss

The second Sunday of Advent – the week we set fire to the Peace candle – has confused me for as long as I can remember. The cluster of texts in Year B, our current cycle, sends mixed messages of comfort and dismay, restoration and destruction, and the hope for renewal...