A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

11.11.1918 at 11:00 a.m. The Guns of World War I Fall Silent

Listen to the last moments of the war.

Scriptures and Prayer for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

See the source imageOld Testament: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 or 1 Kings 17:8-16

Psalter: Psalm 127 or Psalm 146

Epistle: Hebrews 9:24-28

Gospel: Mark 12:38-44
God of widows and strangers, you protect the oppressed and forgotten and feed the hungry with good things. You stand among us in Christ, offering life to all. Give us open hearts and minds to respond with love to the world, caring for those for whom you care. Amen.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

A Few Notes on Voting

See the source imageMy friend, Henry Neufeld offers his list. I mention only three:

1. I have not read a single social media post that influenced me on an issue.

4. I found that most candidates had uninformative web sites. I appreciate those who had a good summary of experience and political positions. Neither "conservative" nor "liberal" attract me unless I see specifics. I have encountered nuts under every label.

7. Character is now, and always has been, central to my voting decision.

Check out the rest of his list and other comments here.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Scriptures and Prayer for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament: Ruth 1:1-18 or Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Psalter: Psalm 146 or Psalm 119:1-8

Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14

Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
Beloved Companion, you deal with us kindly in steadfast love, lifting up those bent low with care and sustaining the weak and oppressed. Release us from our anxious fears, that we, holding fast to your commandments, may honor you with all that we are and all that we have. Amen.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Don't Forget...

Saturday at the Cinema: Christians and the Election of 2018

Thanks to my friend and publisher, Henry Neufeld for interviewing me and my two friends, Bob Cornwall and Elgin Hushbeck. Our views are different but this kind of discussion is so necessary. I am honored to engage with them.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Scriptures and Prayer for All Saints Day

Old Testament: Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 or Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalter: Psalm 24

Epistle: Revelation 21:1-6

Gospel: John 11:32-44
God of all things, beginning and end, we praise you for those who have served you faithfully. For the sake of Jesus Christ, replenish our hope in your eternal kingdom, that we may have life in all its fullness, unfettered by the fear of death. Amen.