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The Stormy Blast

November 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Stormy Blast · Faith and the City

As some of you know, my favorite hymn writer is Isaac Watts.  A gifted English poet and musician, Watts penned such Christian standards as “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and “Joy to the World.” Watts’ hymns have shaped my faith.  While his many compositions differ in pitch and tone, they always—in provocative and beautiful […]

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Hurricanes and Saints

November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Hurricanes and Saints · Faith and the City

It has been a difficult week here in New York City and in nearby areas battered by Hurricane Sandy. I pray that God’s comfort and courage surrounds all who still face flooding and the dangers of downed trees and power lines in their neighborhoods. I also pray for the countless brave souls (“saints” on this […]

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