It’s important for churches to be clear and forthright about who they are and what they teach. This helps newcomers have a clue about whether they’d feel at home there.
A small c catholic
A small c catholic: God has outsourced the choosing of religious leaders to the faithful. But he doesn't intervene to keep us from making mistakes.
A small c catholic: Hans Küng has been a prophetic voice for Christianity for decades. But maybe it's time to listen to someone else.
A small c catholic: What has intrigued me most about Pope Francis is the way in which countless Protestants have moved into his fan club.
A small c catholic: When it comes to a faith rooted in historical events, we must be careful about saying what we know and what we don't know.
A small c catholic: The Bible instructs us not to hide our talents under a bushel basket, so I will offer you a peek into what's coming in 2014.
A small c catholic: When it comes to death, our task is to acknowledge how terrible death is but also how glorious are the promises of God to redeem us.
A small c catholic: Topics that those of us inside a faith think are big deals often mean nothing to people on the outside -- people whom we are to serve.
A small c catholic: Today, the "anti-Catholic" label gets applied mostly by traditionalist Catholics who tend to see enemies of the church everywhere. It's not an attractive trait.
A small c catholic: It's nothing personal against Kansas City, Mo.'s Bishop Finn, but it's time Pope Francis took the matter in hand.