Young Voices: This is the rhythm of our first weeks of parenthood: the transcendent, the mundane, and the gross come and go, and intermingle without a predictable pattern.
Young Voices: Here are just a few of the thoughts I had in the wake of a 58-mile hike in the Pacific Northwest.
Young Voices: Among the many types of anniversary celebrations, the ones that revolve around death and dying seem to be the most intense and complicated.
Next week my son will start kindergarten. Earlier this summer, we received a packet from the school to help ensure that he is prepared. The packet included a suggested reading list, some flashcards and a list of tasks our son should be able to complete, skills he should possess. In the three years Silvio has been in preschool, he’s certainly built some skills, but I realize all of this preparation has been coupled with preparation at home focused on who he is becoming.
Young Voices: As lay leaders assume an increased presence in the U.S. church, our lack of guaranteed paid parental leave is a serious theological problem -- and moral failure.
Young Voices: Clerical privilege has created the equivalent of a government safety net for priests while lay ministers walk the economic tightrope, minus the net.
Young Voices: Summer vegging does not have to be mindless, soulless exercise. Here are five movies that make worthwhile contributions to the spiritual life.
Young Voices: Every family is an idiosyncratic web of characters and influence, even the ones with both a loving mother and a loving father.
Young Voices: Young people are demanding change. I hear them each day. They demand our commitment and our ability to see and recognize the truth.
Young Voices: Life can be quite painful for people with identities and cultural affiliations that are complex.