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Praying in the Night

Growing up, I thought everyone’s family only prayed prayers that rhymed. My family’s rhyming prayer roster included “Before We Eat” (for when a child hadn’t already wolfed down several slices of bread), “Evening Has Come” (for when a child had wolfed down several slices of bread), and “Thank You for the World So Sweet” (for […]

How Strange Is Your God? James Wood on the Idolatrous Voice of Christ

All week the forecast was bad. showed only thunderclouds, rain, and a long series of yellow lightning bolts. But when the day came — a day when college-aged Christians would gather outside to protest human trafficking — the storms held off. The clouds came in, but the air was clear. One of my friends, […]

The Lord’s Prayer for Prodigals

Wesley Hill, on Praying the Our Father “in a Way You Hope Never to Stop”

A (Low-Anthropology) Guide to Quarantine Prayer and ‘Loud Time’

“If My Life is Loud, Why Can’t I Just Be Loud with God?”

Overcoming Unbelief: John Updike on Feathers and Faith

Fusty Churches, Creaking Hymns, and Revived Faith

When a Fish Dies at the Children’s Hospital and Other Thoughts on Prayer

Or, What a Dying Fish Reminded Me about God

The Best Hope There Is: A Brief Devotion for Easter Monday

The Bodily Resurrection of Christ

More than Lament: the Strange Boldness of Christianity

Seeing Beyond the Grave in a Pandemic

Things My Grandmothers Taught Me That Are Helping Right Now

Nothing Wrong with Elastic Waisted Pants, and Other Homegrown Wisdom

Faith of Our Mothers

Our Elders Know Suffering, and So Does God

I’m a Believer … But Not Yet

God Can Handle Our Unbelief

Join Us for Morning Prayer

For those whose churches aren’t meeting for worship this morning, we at Christ Church in Charlottesville taped our planned Morning Prayer service, which you can follow along with by downloading the service bulletin here. Paul Walker presided, I preached, Sam Bush did the music, and Amanda McMillen did the readings.

Christ Episcopal Church Sunday Prayer Service March 15th 2020 from Mockingbird on Vimeo.