Rogation Days are next week! What are Rogation Days and do they matter? Ben explains.
Ben chats with Vestry member and “People’s Warden” Josie Fasoldt about how they’ve been coping with the pressures of the pandemic, and finding unexpected hope through connecting with friends on Marco Polo and prophesying to the plants in her garden.
Ben and Matt discuss the letter they sent to our church this past week about our plans for regathering now that social distancing protocols are loosening up a bit in Indiana.
Ben and Matt reflect on Julian of Norwich, a 15th-century English mystic (and “anchoress!”)who wrote the earliest surviving book in English to be written by a woman. It was in this book that she wrote that Jesus spoke to her these words that have since…
Ben shares an excerpt from St. Augustine’s commentary on John on how the “new” command of Jesus to “love one another” is what keeps us organically connected to each other, even in seasons when we can’t be together physically.
Ben and Matt reflect on how we are seeking to err on the side of forgoing our American rights in order to embrace our Christian responsibility to honor each other in humility and work for the common good.
Ben and Matt reflect on the complexities of discerning when and how to gather in-person as a church again, now that the “shelter-in-place” orders are being lifted.
Ben and Matt reflect on the ancient tradition of “passing the peace,” what it signifies, and how it may need to change practically when we are able to come back together in-person for worship.
Matt and Sharon discuss how the stresses of the pandemic have brought new pain points into their parenting.
Ben and Matt discuss the difference between prayer as begging God to do something and prayer as “making a claim on reality,” and read from a prayer book that has been meaningful for both of them.