Theology & The Church

Losing Twinkies and finding Thanksgiving

It takes a fairly secure minister to preach against gluttony only days before Thanksgiving. This past Sunday our congregation wondered whether our priest planned it that way or if his sermon series on the seven deadly sins just happened to fall out that way.   Really, is there ever a…  [more]

The liturgical nature of National Novel Writing Month

My name is Chad Comello and I am a failed novelist. I’m in the midst of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which issues a lofty goal for aspiring literary types: write 50,000 words in the span of 30 days, no matter what. Budding scribes of every stripe participate in this…  [more]

Balancing vigilance and providence in the face of Ebola

I work in an office building 204 miles from the Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan died earlier this month, marking the first Ebola diagnosis and fatality in North America. The conversations among coworkers that day veered far from the normal topics to discussions of life and death ethics. Last…  [more]

Sewing hope with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

If you’ve not yet heard of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and her ambitious, hopeful work at Saint Monica’s Tailoring Center in Gulu, Uganda, now would be a good time to get to know her. While we worry over the well being of West Africa and impotently hashtag into the universe #BringBackOurGirls,…  [more]

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