In this lectionary reflection, editor Teri McDowell Ott highlights the danger of refusing to hear dissenting voices and the effectiveness of listening well.
In this lectionary reflection, editor Teri McDowell Ott reflects on the meaning of awe and the day-by-day pace it sets for the early Christian community.
"Hope, like fire, like flowers, requires tending. It is not a static object to be acquired and admired, but a living characteristic that we can let die or let loose." — Carol Holbrook Prickett
Jesus is patient with “doubting Thomas.” Maybe we should be too, writes Editor Teri McDowell Ott.
In a world that seems so confused, Easter can ground us and give us hope, writes editor Teri McDowell Ott.
In this Palm Sunday lectionary reflection, editor Teri McDowell Ott draws on Richard Horsley’s scholarship to highlight the dangerous, religious and political tension of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
In the face of insurmountable problems, it can be tempting to say “Well, that’s just the way it is.” But is it? Can God bring life out of a valley of dry bones?
When the air is full of questions, it can be easy to lose sight of the questions that really matter.
Teri McDowell Ott explores how we misdiagnose our spiritual thirst, wondering if we’ve been left to wander the wilderness of our lives alone and without resources.
When pastoring in Austin, Kyle Walker's church housed evacuees from Hurricane Harvey. This hospitality saved lives. It also showed the church how they could be like Nicodemus — shortsighted.