Psalm 118 invites us to "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever."
JOE LAGUARDIA: Reaching those who have given up on church requires compassion, finding common ground
Over the last week, politicians are clamoring to move the GOP forward after losing the While House. Stories abound on how they lost ground with young people who voted overwhelmingly for President Obama.
Decision time: Do we cut entitlements, raise revenue, or both? That is the major question that Congress is wrestling with in the federal budget crisis of late.
I told my wife that we were finally going to cultivate a beautiful garden this year. She looked at me skeptically: Were we really going to spend the money to have a nice yard? Were we going to invest time tending the soil, planting seeds, and making a brick path?
Although it's been two weeks since churches celebrated Pentecost, we are still in need of a fresh Pentecost spirit to enliven and embolden a richly diverse and creative body of Christ.
It has been a week since we celebrated Jesus' resurrection from the tomb, and I am still wondering whether we have moved on to live out the Easter story beyond the graveyard. Jesus overcame death and ascended to His Father, but in many ways we continue to keep him entombed by our very lives.
When I sat down with Ernest and Lacy (not their real names), I did not have much to say.
The other day, when our church's administrators and I were hanging around the office, one of the administrators mentioned she had jury duty next week.
We all have fears.
Today I think it is appropriate to offer my best-of-religious-newsmakers of 2010.