church, spiritual

Christmas In July: Celebrating the Ordinary

Yesterday, it was 100Ā° in Dallas, TX. And there was snow. Well, there was fake snow at a "Christmas In July" block party in the city's Bishop Arts district, complete with festive edibles, an ugly sweater contest, and a shorts-and-flip-flops version of Santa Claus. Why? Why celebrate when you're not supposedĀ to be celebrating? To answer… Continue reading Christmas In July: Celebrating the Ordinary

church, theological

Epiphany

Tonight I visited a small church called Journey Church, an emergent community in the heart of Dallas that I think, in their gatherings, seamlesly weave together older hymns, liturgy, and communion with newer music, modern art on the walls, and authentic community. Because last Friday, the twelfth day after Christmas, was officially the holiday of… Continue reading Epiphany