Join the Invisible Choir!

What is an “Invisible Choir?” When it comes to singing, we are social creatures. If we hear our own voice, we sing quietly, or not at all. If we hear another loud voice, though, we’ll sing boldly! An invisible choir takes its place among the congregation in order to encourage everyone to sing. The congregation…

Prophets and Performance Artists

Marina Abramovic, a performance artist, sat quietly for eight hours a day for three months across from an empty chair. She did not speak or move from the spot. Visitors would sit opposite her and stare. She’s been doing this kind of performance art for decades. She once carved a communist star into her abdomen…

Sex and Samson: Reading Old Texts with Modern Eyes

 This article by Dave Barnhart originally appeared in Ministry Matters. “Tell me how you may be bound.” These would be kinky words on the lips of any lover, but the fact that they are in the Bible makes them especially scandalous. Conventional readings of the Samson and Delilah story (Judges 14-16) paint Samson as a…

Justice and Ethics at Saint Junia

Jesus and Justice

Awkward Allies Unite! When it comes to social justice, lots of Christians have their hearts in the right place, but their heads haven’t caught up. How do you practice allyship if you don’t know the right terminology or how to talk about social justice issues? How can we speak out for others without speaking over…