The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
In mourning and in lockdown, believers may experience the power of Easter’s surprise: the arrival of someone who meets us in seclusion and whispers, “peace be with you”.
Exile can be fruitful and fertile when we see it as a season to build, to love, and to pray.
I lead a congregation in Rome that thrives on handshakes, greet kisses, and physical contact. This winter, the coronavirus has taught Italians the cautions of distance and isolation.
For many Christians outside the United States, American Evangelicals’ unwavering support for President Trump is bewildering.
“If our shared vocabulary excludes words such as ‘God’ and ‘belief’, we will have lost more than a building. We will have lost the lexicon of our souls”, writes the evangelical pastor in Rome.
We are tempted to make our vocations a salvation project; to justify our souls with grand deeds.
There seem to be moments, every now and then, which grab us. An idea pops up in our mind, and it shines so bright and obvious that we wonder why we had never thought it before.
It would be wise to acknowledge what raw individualism takes away from us.
Here is where it gets interesting: they marry. And have kids. And Tim’s father dies.
Our grand truth arrives only with a definitive encounter: only when we meet our Creator.
Today secularist and religious camps have grown so far apart. In Einstein’s perspective, science and religion are not in contradiction,
To believe or not to believe, that is not the question. The question, instead, is: what to believe?
For Christians the paradigmatic model of success served others and gave his life for our rescue.
One of the crucial steps to spiritual sanity is the realization that the devil exists.
If you want to search and know God, his church is crucial.
The future has a curious power to shape us.
The way we answer the question Who is Jesus?, will change the way we answer every other existential question.
The human heart longs to worship. We are desperate for someone who will captivate our attention.
A generous attitude to a city forms citizens instead of consumers, communities that seek to promote the common good instead of promoting just their own agenda.
God chose to assume all risks and to give of himself sacrificially, so that we may glimpse what love is.
Humanity’s collective memory recalls up to a certain point, when we found ourselves already breathing in this wondrous world.
Truth will bind us and therefore free us evermore. We will be free to be the persons we were created to be.
Life is decided in boring moments as well as in epic ones.
No story can move us like the story of the Author entering our plot to give his life for the bliss of his people.
I’ve finally come across the term that wraps my mind around the nuanced social reality I see in Europe.