Lenten Traditions at CTR & Home

Lenten Traditions at CTR & Home

This Sunday, March 3, amidst the last gasps of winter, one-hour clock corrections, and resulting very low attendance, we observed the First Sunday in Lent. If you missed it, don’t worry, there are five more Sundays before Easter, so there is still plenty of time. Lent...
Approaches to Lent

Approaches to Lent

In 2006, as a first-year seminary student at Gordon-Conwell, I walked into an early morning Ash Wednesday service. I had not grown up in a context where Lent was observed, and I was curious. Little did I know that, thirteen years later, I would still be with the same...
Endurance in the Faith

Endurance in the Faith

I’ve made many short-lived attempts at running over the years, but it was not until this year that my running habit finally stuck. The need to counterbalance the effects of middle-age pressed me to keep at it, and I have probably run more miles in the last ten months...

Adventures With God

It is my pleasure to “introduce” the Reverend Deacon Wendy Dixon. Wendy has been with CTR since its inception, and many of us know her already, of course; others of us have seen her serving as deacon these past few months. I first began to wonder if Wendy might have a...
Light, Love, and Holy Moments

Light, Love, and Holy Moments

One of my favorite stories growing up was The Little Drummer Boy. I confess to this day that it remains one of my favorites. It is a beautiful story and one that continues to touch the hearts of many with its message. The song to the story is just as powerful:Come,...
My God Shall Supply All Our Needs

My God Shall Supply All Our Needs

Fr. Malcom’s sermon on January 27, stressing how our covetousness and desire for superiority over others affects our attitude toward money, has been most thought-provoking. It reminded me of how, many years ago, the Holy Spirit dealt with my own inability to...