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Up Against the Holy

February 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Up Against the Holy · Faith and the City

This week I have been thinking about the word “sacred.” What does it mean for something or someone to be “holy”? To some people the word “sacred” distinguishes between the mundane parts of the world (buses and spreadsheets and really good chicken parm) and the holy things that reside in church cabinets (beeswax candles, water […]

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What Language Shall I Borrow?

April 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

Every Christmas, people approach me to request that their favorite carol or Advent hymn be sung in worship.  They banter with me about the merits of “O Little Town in Bethlehem” versus “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”  It is a fun debate. I have never had a similar conversation regarding the hymns of Lent.  I […]

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