Daily Word of Grace (November 27, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 184 (November 27, 2020) The final song of the epic 1973 double rock opera album Quadrophenia by The Who is a prayer sung from the protagonist Jimmy—a disillusioned young man who feels disconnected from his parents, misunderstood by his...

Daily Word of Grace (November 26, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 183 (November 26, 2020) In scripture we often read about the importance of giving thanks to God.  “Enter his gates with thanksgiving,” the psalmist exhorts, “and his courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).  Similarly The Apostle Paul urged the...

Daily Word of Grace (November 25, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 182 (November 25, 2020) In the back of The Book of Common Prayer are the “Articles of Religion” (aka “The Thirty-nine Articles”)—a succinct distillation of the doctrine of the Church of England.  Article VI, “Of the Sufficiency of the Holy...

Daily Word of Grace (November 24, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 181 (November 24, 2020) In his famous harrowing debut novel Lord of the Flies (1954) William Golding vividly portrays the darkness of the human heart.  British schoolboys survive a plane wreck leaving them on a desert island in the Pacific with...

Daily Word of Grace (November 23, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 180 (November 23, 2020) In his 1952 book Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis famously argues that when it comes to one’s perspective on Jesus being the Son of God there are three options: Liar, Lunatic, or Lord.  In other words, Jesus claimed to be the...

Daily Word of Grace (November 20, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 179 (November 20, 2020) When my son Paul was young we spent many hours at a local batting cage.  I pitched bucket after bucket of baseballs to him and over the years he grew taller and stronger and became a very powerful hitter.  Those are some...