The Theology of Service

“… ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to...

Holy Service

Students. Prisoners. The Homeless. Vulnerability is a commonality in their lives. Ministers tell stories of how the needs of some of those in these three diverse groups are being served.   Learning to...

Solid Footing

Solid Footing: An Interview with Gary Short For 27 years, volunteers staffing the foot clinics of the Medical Volunteers of Cincinnati have washed and cared for the feet of thousands and thousands of...

The Ash Tree

The Spiritual Vignette is a short sketch of an encounter with God, often in a surprising, always lasting, way. Next to my childhood home there stood a thirty-foot ash tree that had been there since we moved...

Arise

The man who underwent death and lived to tell told me to be the mentor he’s seen me be. Sent to a healer, he became too sick to even...

In The Garden

He walked into the garden to pray And under the hardened, gnarled tree Felt silver light in the night of the day And wondered how long it would be. His eyes moved upward to the moon How very far away it...