I grew up in a neighborhood that was Continue reading
The “it is heritage” trope is getting a bit old. I suppose it is to be expected from non-Christians but from all those who claim to be in Christ an allegiance so strong to anything/anyone other than the Kingdom of God and Christ is puzzling. Continue reading
One might consider it strange that a blog dedicated to Christian Comment is featuring an ACOG – Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight but please read through and you will understand. Continue reading
How would you feel if the most important person you know called you a dog? Continue reading
When I was growing up I heard a lot of comments from a variety of sources raising concern with the practice of some denominations to use the crucifix as an emblem of Christian faith. “The problem with _________ is that they keep Jesus on the cross.” I heard from Continue reading
You will celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and Continue reading
This photo hangs near my desk in my office at work. I have no idea who it is or when it was taken. The subject is a young priest and obviously Continue reading
For Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent:
TURN thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, full of compassion, long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
~Augustus Duncombe, Manual of Family Devotions: Arranged from the Book of Common Prayer (London; Oxford; Cambridge: Rivingtons, 1868), 47.~
He was born in an obscure village,
The child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still another village,
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty.
Then for three years
He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office. Continue reading