Tag Archives: Christianity

In the Thundering Silence

It’s Good Friday. For centuries this day was known as Black Friday, with good reason. Today we commemorate the darkest day in all of human history. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your … Continue reading

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Education or Indoctrination?

“The weekend at the college didn’t work out like you planned; the things that pass for knowledge I can’t understand…” —Lyrics from Reelin’ in the Years, by Steely Dan (Becker & Fagen, 1972) PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, you … Continue reading

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“You Look Like…”

If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about … Continue reading

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The Third Reformation

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ― C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of … Continue reading

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The Practical Atheist, part 2

“In the beginning, the church was a fellowship of men and women, centered on the Living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution. Next, it … Continue reading

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How Long, O Lord?

He prayeth well, who loveth well Both man and bird and beast. He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all. —from The Rime of … Continue reading

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