The gospel is sharp! The church has a lot of power up her sleeve. As though a Harley Davidson in the garage, when you only thought you had a scooter (and as cool as scooters can be). Or, an iPhone X, when you thought you had an old Nokia. Or, a nugget of gold, when you … Continue reading The sharp and the blunt
Serve the congregation as the body of Christ ... In mass, sometimes the minister (the "presbyter") is the focal point of communion. He - or in some denominations or regions, she - "presides", and serves communion for the congregation. And sometimes, "high churches" elevate the minister as the focal point; through such as architecture, silver and … Continue reading Do this in remembrance of me. The practice of communion.
I've been doing a lot of walking since arriving in New York on Friday. It's a long walk from East Williamsburg to Manhattan. At least an hour and a half each way. Plenty of time to observe, and wander in provoked thoughts. I have made it out to Macy's (I almost bought a new jacket), the … Continue reading New York and rest
"The church" has many millions of members in: The European Union, The United States, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of Congo, China, and Ethiopia. And, there are many thousands of members in: Bermuda, Cambodia, Dominica, The Faroe Islands, Greenland, The Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, San Marino, Seychelles, Tonga, and Turkey. ... * … Continue reading The church has members in many nations.