Choose: Democracy or Dictatorship

“This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. … When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will notContinue reading “Choose: Democracy or Dictatorship”

Holding Accountable

“Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance…” Dietrich Bonhoeffer There is a push inside the senate to acquit the former president of inciting the insurrection of January 6th. First, of course, they are trying to say that the senate trial is inappropriate forContinue reading “Holding Accountable”

On Being Catholic

“Id teneamus, quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est; hoc est etenim vere proprieque catholicum.” (We hold that which has been believed everywhere, always, and of all people: for that is truly and properly Catholic.) The Rule of Faith as given by St Vincent of Lerins People sometimes wonder how we can call ourselvesContinue reading “On Being Catholic”

ECC Statement on Racism

Our nation is in desperate need of racial healing and transformation. The healing process cannot begin until the truth of our country’s past and present sins are confronted. As people of Christian faith, we acknowledge and renounce both past and present dehumanizing, oppressive, abusive, enslaving, violent and lethal actions and inactions against African American communities.Continue reading “ECC Statement on Racism”