Daily Word of Grace (June 11, 2021)

Daily Word of Grace # 261 (June 11, 2021) In the late eighteenth century Robert Robinson (1735-1790) wrote one of the most gospel soaked hymns ever written: “Come thou font of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace!  Streams of mercy never ceasing, call for...

Daily Word of Grace (June 10, 2021)

Daily Word of Grace # 260 (June 10, 2021) Christianity is a resurrection faith.  As we state in the Nicene Creed, “We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.”  One of the high water marks in The Book of Common Prayer is “The Burial of...

Daily Word of Grace (June 9, 2021)

Daily Word of Grace # 259 (June 9, 2021) A couple years ago I had the privilege of visiting Paris, the City of Light, certainly one of the most beautiful cities on earth.  In the 5th arrondissement is the Pantheon, where several French luminaries are entombed,...

Daily Word of Grace (June 8, 2021)

Daily Word of Grace # 258 (June 8, 2021) During his first imprisonment in Rome the Apostle Paul wrote his Letter to the Philippians, a letter replete with the theme of joy: “I rejoice, yes, and I will continue to rejoice” (Philippians 1:18), “make my joy complete”...

Daily Word of Grace (June 7, 2021)

Daily Word of Grace # 257 (June 7, 2021) The penultimate song of Bob Dylan’s 1975 masterpiece album Blood on the Tracks is the hauntingly beautiful song about something each of needs from time to time “Shelter from the Storm,” a song about a cynical burned out...

Daily Word of Grace (June 4, 2021)

Daily Word of Grace # 256 (June 4, 2021) The three books that have influenced the development of the English language more than any others are The Book of Common Prayer, the Works of William Shakespeare, and the King James Version of the Bible (aka the Authorized...