Anticipating Lent

Next Wednesday, February 18, marks the beginning of Lent. Lent (the etymology of Lent comes from the word “lengthen,” i.e. the days are getting longer) is the 40 day season…

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Partnering Internationally

As I shared at our annual meeting two weeks ago, one of our goals for 2014 is to develop a partnership with an international ministry. In March I’ll be taking…

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The Future of the Arizona Deanery

Last Sunday several of us were able to attend the consecration of our new bishop, Keith Andrews. Keith has served in Tempe for decades, and in Paradise Valley before that….

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Christian Formation in a Secular Age

Two weeks from now, on February 12 and 13, the well-known philosopher and theologian James K. A. Smith will be in town. Jamie, who teaches philosophy at Calvin College in…

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