“Our culture desperately needs to rethink and rediscover joy.” –Tish Harrison Warren
Christian Thought and Practice
Even where there are deepening divisions, love is possible.
Even when there is suffering, joy is possible.
Even in the midst of brokenness, rebuilding is possible.
A simple, singing monk from the 13th century just might be able to teach us what is still possible—for us, today.
In the past, students asked of Christianity, “Is it true? Can it be demonstrated scientifically?” But in the current climate of distrust toward truth claims, the question of fairness is on the rise.
“For six weeks during Lent we fasted, but over the seven weeks of Eastertide we feast. Sobriety gives way to celebration, sorrow yields to joy, and our chosen austerity opens toward spiritual abundance. It is fitting that the feasting should exceed the fasting!”
“We cannot fix ourselves, we cannot declare ourselves forgiven, we cannot save ourselves.
And so the journey leads us to this Friday and the starkness of the cross.”