Young Voices: A retreat in California brought out the best in its young adult attendees. How can that translate to the church of today?
Young Voices: When something terrible happens in our lives, blaming God is an appalling reaction, one that could drive people away from Christian life.
Young Voices: As we near Epiphany, I've been thinking about the fact that we, like the wise men of the Epiphany story, sometimes find stars -- and God -- in unexpected places.
Young Voices: The church has more cracking down to do if it wants to maintain a consistent ethic on how its members perceive women's ordination and interfaith relations.
It has always been difficult, at least for me, to imagine Advent as a season of penitence. In our tradition, the days leading up to Christmas are second only to the days leading up to Easter as an opportunity to practice abstinence, consider our sins and prepare the way of the Lord. Where do the candy, the tree trimming, the lessons and carols, the teas and the sleigh rides fit into all of that?
Young Voices: We are led to believe in extremes, that we are either Red or Blue. But this Advent season, we should remind ourselves that we are all shades of Purple.
Young Voices: April Gutierrez started running because she didn't want to fail. What she also gained was a valuable insight into spirituality and life.
Young Voices: The ability to get married is not just a matter of rights, but of the chance to take a courageous step. That courage may even be a prerequisite to faith.
Young Voices: One woman's journey led her to a stop she didn't plan for, causing her to reflect on the nomadic life of young people of faith today.
Young Voices: While I was not yet born at the time of the council, I think of the miracle it must have seemed to those affected by that historic moment.