In lieu of a new reflection for the text this week, here are two previous posts on the texts for the Fifth Sunday in Lent.
What makes Christians Christian is their willingness to look for redemption by fighting for justice even if redemption is not evident and even when justice does not readily come.
Stanley Hauerwas and Jonathan Tran, endorsers of the Ekklesia Project, examine how “the church might be the church in a time of Trump…”.
This Sunday we recognize Christ as king. It is the end of the church year, bringing our story from Advent through Easter and all that ordinary time to a close. But there is nothing about the image of Christ as king that settles my stomach or makes sense of my expectations. Nothing about this coronation service feels like closure or victory.
John Jay Alvaro’s post from 2013 is our post for the last week of this lectionary cycle.
On this day, as the season of election culminates in the U.S., our friend Stanley Hauerwas offers reflections on election, worship, and the slow formation of a people capable of speaking truthfully to one another. May it serve the church.
If the churches came to understand that the greatest threat to faith today is not hedonism but distraction, perhaps they might begin to appeal anew to a frazzled digital generation.
Andrew Sullivan is a controversial writer who uses illustrations that may be offensive to some readers, but his article on modern struggles with technology is our latest link for the Signs of the Times.