Unseen yet apparent: insights into the Lord’s model prayer

It is almost embarrassing to admit that (1) traditions surrounding the Lord's model prayer and (2) my own distaste for repetition have kept me from considering the place of this prayer in early Christian thought—and presumably in the very mind of Jesus.  As set in Matthew's gospel, this prayer can lead to important insights, including … Continue reading Unseen yet apparent: insights into the Lord’s model prayer

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Of Thee I Might or Might Not Sing

Last Sunday "in church," believers might have sung this, or you might hear it on the radio today: My country, ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride, From every mountainside, Let freedom ring! Let music swell the breeze, And ring from … Continue reading Of Thee I Might or Might Not Sing

Engaging as Pilgrims: Conversing

A relatively lengthy chapter in the book is titled "Christian Witness:  Engaging as Pilgrims," and that chapter begins as follows: In terms of “ministry options,” a believer may feel stymied if he lives inside the ideology that Christians should not participate actively in governmental affairs or in the military.  One certainly has fewer options for … Continue reading Engaging as Pilgrims: Conversing