Lenten Study

Reflections on the Annunciation (Isa. 7:10-14, Luke 1:26-38)

But, the question asked by Gabriel of Mary, the assignment given by Gabriel to Mary, the object of Mary’s service is in many ways the same question, the same assignment, and the same object of service asked of us.  We certainly aren’t being asked to become pregnant with the very Word of God, but are asked to bring God into the world. We may not be asked to give a literal birth to the Incarnate Deity, but we are asked to make God real and present in this world.

Being Disciples – Week 6 – Life in the Spirit

The final chapter of Archbishop Rowan William’s book Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life is about “Life in the Spirit.” This is the end goal of Christian discipleship – to live by the Spirit. Too often when we speak of a “life in the spirit” we envision a monk dedicating himself to prayer in a monastery or …

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Being Disciples – Week 5 – Faith in Society

This week’s reading is Chapter 5 – Faith in Society – of Archbishop Rowan Williams’s book Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life. The question that Dr. Williams explores is “What place does Christian discipleship have in a modern democratic society?” Historically, there were different answers to the question of a Christian’s role in the world. …

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