The Voice in the Whirlwind

By Steven Norris  Two weeks ago today, I was on the phone with ministerial colleagues, church members, and friends, trying to determine the best course of action for our congregation in response to the Covid-19 crisis. I was listening for a voice of reason, a...

Fearless, but not Reckless

Throughout the past few weeks, our lives have been forever changed by something so small that it is completely invisible to the naked eye. And yet, this microscopic virus has unmasked a difficult reality at work in our world: the competing power of fear and...

Kenosis

The following is adapted from the author’s book,“ Emptied Out: A Personal Journey Through Lent,” and is reprinted with permission.  Years ago, I attended the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Music Camp for high school and college students. I was in high school and was...

I Have a Confession

“Do you want to come see the confessional booth?” Father Adrian had been such a gracious host. His approachability and love for people dripped from every word as he ushered a class full of wide-eyed ninth graders around the sanctuary of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in...

Conversion

I am really not very good with conversions. With great apologies to many wonderful math and science teachers over the years, I can’t for the life of me remember the formula to convert kilometers to miles. Every single time, I have to look up how to convert Celsius to...

The Soil of Tenderness

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the rich spiritual soil that can be found in Griffin and Spalding County.  “Praise be to the God…of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort...

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