Journal

Tag: Sacraments

“Catholics and Evangelicals Together” Resources

We are very excited for the first of our Soundings Seminars this Wednesday night in Falls Church.  Here are some resources we suggest regarding your exploration on Wednesday’s discussions: Is the Reformation Over?  An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary...

Blossomed and Fed

A Homily in Memoriam for Peggy Buresh, December 15, 2013 My enduring memories of Peggy Buresh will not be her body in the last year of her life on this earth the way that this earth is now.  They will be of all her years of life leading into this past year, and there...

Soren Johnson Reflects on Confession

The original blog was post on the catholic herald. “Long-confession-line graces” I’m still trying to make sense of it all. In the past few months, I’ve attended several Catholic mega-gatherings where penance was offered. In each, men, women and children...

Stripping

My thoughts lingered on the stripping of the altar as the mood in the Maundy Thursday service shifted from Holy Eucharist to Gethsemane. All was cleared: left over bread and wine, communion vessels and fine linens, and candles. These items won’t be needed now....

Communion

At this point in a conference like this on justice, it’s already overwhelming.  It’s quick and easy to feel like there’s so much to do, and so much I’m not doing, even when I’m already trying to do as much as I know to do.  What to do with these longings, these...