Posts from February 2014

Posts from February 2014

Assurance of the Ancient Faith

We have found a lot of value in this desk because of its age and because of the way it connects me with my Grandfather. That experience reveals that regardless of what comes with it, modernity cannot replace that which has survived time and that which connects us with history.

Prayer Makes Things Happen

Prior to giving us the Lord’s prayer Jesus tells us, in Matthew 6, how not to pray. He points out that there aremany that make a public spectacle out of prayer and know nothing of what it means to engage with God. He also addresses the sad pattern of pagan prayer, which was and is the practice of lofting up many words and empty phrases to the gods, in hopes that one may…

Prayer in the Right Language

In my hometown of Monroeville, Al there was a great little restaurant called Old Mexico. It was the only Mexican restaurant in town and when I was in high school, my friends and I loved going there. One of my friends, who was taking Spanish at the time, wanted to try out their Spanish on the waiter. This attempt to order an entrée in the Spanish language resulted in our…