We are known for the tradition of “we’ve always done it this way.” Yet as a denomination we frequently forget the second part of our tradition—the part that asks: What do I find important in the church that I want to bring forward and hand over to the next generation?
“Can you see anything? Are they coming yet?” Elizabeth, our church administrator and I squinted up the street. Standing at the open church door, gripping the bell rope, we were ready to ring our bell and cheer the Truth and Reconciliation marchers on their way
I think about death a lot. I've possessed this mindset since I was handed the shocking news that I have ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). On that cold, clear winter's day, like a shadowy acquaintance from a far-away land, death came calling.