Author: Chris Scharen

  • Praying for Gay Youth

    This past Wednesday in our seminary chapel, gay youth were prayed for, holding up their dignity as cherished by God and worthy of love, care and protection from abusive language and action.

  • Summer “What We’re Reading” Wednesday I

    Near the top of my list is Paul Mariani’s new biography, Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life (Viking 2008).

  • On Praying for Enemies

    It is simply a fact of my coming of age in the post-Vietnam era that I look with some skepticism upon our government’s motives and means. The horrific treatment of detainees in the unending ‘war on terror’ including turning ourselves into knots to justify torturing specific detainees is only the most recent example of what…