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The Christian Path

February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Christian Path · Faith and the City

What does it mean to be a Christian? How would you answer? A Christian might respond by handing an inquisitive soul a copy of The Apostles’ Creed. “Here’s our constitution. Being a Christian means believing these things, or most of these things. To have faith is to embrace this set of beliefs.” This approach has […]

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Fast with Us?

February 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Fasting begets prophets and strengthens the strong.  Fasting makes lawgivers wise; it is the soul’s safeguard,  the body’s trusted comrade, the armor of the champion,  the training of the athlete. Basil, Bishop of Caesarea (AD 330-379)   Dear Friends in Christ, Lent is nearly here, and we have an invitation for you. This Lent at […]

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The Discipline of Sausages

March 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  At the 12:30 service that day, we will gather for prayer and song to mark the beginning of Lent. Every Lent, my quirky friend, Stan, who had a Ph.D. in liturgics (a fancy name for the study of Christian worship), used to announce that he was taking on a […]

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