Sobriety and Life in the Spirit


“Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its…

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Preparing for Fall

As we prepare for fall at Christ Church, I’d like to remind us all of two things. First, on Sunday, September 10, we’ll resume our “normal” Sunday morning schedule: worship…

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What is the Wittenberg 2017 Initiative?

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A Catholic lay leader with a Ph.D. in history gave a lecture on the medieval papacy. With a historian’s precision, she characterized the sins against which Martin Luther protested –…

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The Meaning of Worship


One of the movements in Christian thought that has been a blessing to my own spiritual development has been the attention paid to worship. Much of this attention is directed…

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