Tag Archives: grace

If your heart

The first time I received the Lord’s Supper, I believe, was while I was in seminary. Since I was confirmed as a youth I had often received the bread and cup. One of my earliest memories of the church is the taste of communion. As a student pastor I served communion in my parish. But […]

The spice of life

Variety is the spice of life, they say. Life is more interesting when it includes a variety of experiences, and the wider the variety the more interesting it becomes. Variety also seems to be the spice of creation, something that may make heaven and earth more interesting to God. When I take even a cursory […]

Guinness and God

Drink more beer. That’s what I said when the bishop asked what we could do to create a climate in which we might better hear God’s word to us. The idea came from something Martin Luther said: “While I drink my little pint of Wittenberg beer, the gospel runs its course.” It’s what the Taoists […]