A Baptist Catechism for Kids

When I was growing up, there was this infomercial for a countertop appliance called the Showtime Rotisserie. I can remember the salesman showing the product’s many practical uses, and after putting a whole turkey or chicken or a salmon or a pineapple or whatever inside, he and the audience would repeat the catchphrase together: “Now…setContinue reading “A Baptist Catechism for Kids”

An Introductory Meditation on Lent

Lent is a season that belongs to the Christian calendar. So it belongs with Advent, Epiphany, Pentecost, and Ordinary Time. I’ve never seriously practiced Lent. One time I gave up Facebook, but my students saw that I was still using Twitter (apparently my efforts did not count). I live in Pittsburgh where lots of peopleContinue reading “An Introductory Meditation on Lent”