God of Compassion, we pray for the people affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris. We pray for the wounded. We pray for families who have lost loved ones. We pray for the fire, police, military and ambulance staff on the scene. We pray for the doctors and nurses caring for the injured. Holy and Righteous God, these cynical and cowardly acts […]
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November 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on A Prayer for Paris · Sharp Prayers
October 31st, 2014 · Comments Off on Zombies and Saints · Faith and the City
Boo! It’s Halloween. In this country, we go all out to celebrate this spooky holiday. We spend more money on Halloween — on costumes, decorations and candy — than at any other time save Christmas. What is it about this annual brush with the Zombie Apocalypse that so thoroughly engages us? Mostly, I suppose it is […]
October 25th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Faith and the City
Hey Good Readers, I am working this week to frame up a series of sermons for Advent and Christmas, and I have a question for you: What’s your favorite verse (or phrase) from a Christmas carol or an Advent hymn? I know that we haven’t even passed trick-or-treating yet, but the choir and I need […]