Category: Faith, Hope, Love

Faith in God

The author of Hebrews names six elementary teachings about Christ. One of these is faith in God (6.1).  That seems straightforward enough.  But before we assume that we have mastered this basic lesson, let’s take another look at faith in God. The essence of Christian faith is a loyalty.  It is all three a belief, ...

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Baptismal Spirituality

The Christian life makes more sense when we understand our baptism. When we are frustrated that our dreams are taking longer than we want to come true, when life takes its detours, and when we disappoint others and ourselves, it will help us to remember that we are in the middle of a long baptismal ...

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Hope is a Muscle

Sometimes we experience wishful thinking and mistake it for hope. But hope is so much better than dreaming, even despite our culture's claims to the contrary. When I was in college, my stars were aligning. I wasn't so popular in High School. But by the end of my freshman year of college, I had been ...