Feature Articles

Apr 13, 2014

Why Holy Week Matters: Letting Go in the Garden

by Keri Wyatt Kent
Chances are, you won’t have to search long to find something that overwhelms you this week, something that causes anxiety. And Jesus understands what it means to worry. Second in a three-part series connecting everyday life with scenes from Holy Week: at the table, in the garden, and at the...Read more +
Apr 13, 2014

Why Holy Week Matters: Meeting Jesus at the Table

What does Holy Week have to do with our wired lives? Where can our 24/7 lives intersect with the slow, significant events of Christ’s journey to the cross? First in a three-part series connecting our everyday lives with scenes from Holy Week: at the table, in the garden, and at...Read more +
Apr 13, 2014

A Week of Holy

On Sunday morning, we wave our palms and sing Hosanna in the Highest. And I am swept up in the raucous celebration—wondering if the stones are indeed crying out. Yet in the midst of this great joy there is a chilling stillness. Thus begins the journey to the cross. A...Read more +
Apr 13, 2014

The Other Glove

Author James McDermott recalls when he was a young boy at the train station. He saw a man on a departing train fiddling with his pipe. As the man waved goodbye, he removed one glove to better handle the pipe. In his enthusiasm, the glove fell out of the window...Read more +
Apr 11, 2014

"As Christians, Does it Matter Where We Live?" - Andy Crouch

"As Christians, Does it Matter Where We Live?" - Andy Crouch
God's plans work, not only on the grand, sweeping scale of stars and galaxies, but also on the small, quirky scale of atoms and particles, and—perhaps the strangest of all—on the messy particularities of our human lives.Read more +
Apr 10, 2014

Stewardship of Creation: An Interview with "Noah" Screenwriter, Ari Handel

The first thing you need to know about Ari Handel, co-writer of the new film adaptation of the Noah story, is that he holds a PhD in neurobiology from New York University. Handel and director/co-writer Darren Aronofsky had been suitemates as Harvard University undergrads and began collaborating on films after...Read more +
Apr 10, 2014

And God Said It Was Good

Not every man can call himself a Master Educator. I can. Of course, the designation may have expired by now, and the title seems a bit ostentatious for so tiny a field of expertise, but according to the outdoor ethics program, Leave No Trace (LNT), the title is mine. In...Read more +
Apr 9, 2014

Grandmother

Grandmother
A disabled father, a hardworking mother, and a small mercantile store—with one forgotten bible left by the previous owners. It doesn't sound like a lot to work with, until you add faith into the equation.Read more +
Apr 9, 2014

Carving Down, Carving Deep: A Tale of Stewardship

Growing up on top of a mountain guaranteed woods to explore, but to find water I had to go down. After a spring rain, I’d follow the runoff until it met the stream where I’d discover waterfalls and pools. Farther down still, I’d notice how the volume picked up, creating...Read more +
Apr 8, 2014

Leave It Better Than You Found It

“We shall be known by the tracks we leave behind.” -Lakota Proverb I love edible and medicinal wild plants. Every August as summer slowly winds into fall I look forward to the arrival of pawpaw season. Their scent, like a combination of apple cider and over-ripe bananas, guides me to...Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

The Third Word

The Seven Last Words of Christ for Holy Week As Jesus was dying, his mother was among those who remained with him. Most of the male disciples had fled, with the exception of one whom the Fourth Gospel calls "the disciple he loved." We can't be exactly sure of the identity of this beloved disciple, though many interpreters believe he is John, who is also the one behind the writing of the Fourth Gospel. (Other scholars believe this disciple was...Read more +