All posts by Callan Williams

People with their feet in a circle

Are You Ready for Community?

Tribes exist when people share a heritage. Religions exist when people share belief stories. Communities exist when people share priorities. Through most of human history, we have lived in groups where all these three were shared — heritage, belief, and priorities. We had common ancestors,

Four women looking down

Too Much Is Not Enough

You know what’s a sin? People who think they can look at someone and tell if they are a sinner. In the end, that judgment is up to God and God alone. All we mortals can do is to determine who is dangerous to the

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Ordaining Challenges

Is religion about the smells and bells, the elements of the ritual? We have all heard the story about Talulah Bankhead going to mass with Cardinal Spellman. As the procession passed her, the cardinal in his vestments with a censer, she is reputed to have