Praying Together

Praying Together  Pray then in this way… Matthew 6:9a Earlier this year I spent several days with a group of Benedictine monks south of Boston. I was allowed to join them during parts of their daily schedule, including the five daily worship services. One part of most worship services was what they consider praying together, … Continue reading Praying Together

How Did I Miss That? Part 32: Salvation is Communal

How Did I Miss That? Part 32: Salvation is Communal  For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. Romans 12:4 One thing I despised about college was … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 32: Salvation is Communal

Giving Thanks by Giving

  Giving Thanks by Giving  What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” … Continue reading Giving Thanks by Giving

Small Gods

Life Notes—November 21, 2013    “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, not repay us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above … Continue reading Small Gods

It’s Only Weird if it Doesn’t Work

Life Notes—November 7, 2013    “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 Lately, a series of commercials has been showing that display the odd superstitions of sports fans. Perhaps you have seen one. A group of … Continue reading It’s Only Weird if it Doesn’t Work