On January 1, 1863, the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, issued an executive order which changed […]
He had not seen his brother in a long time. To be honest, I doubt either of them really regretted the time which had slipped away between them. When they parted it was not exactly on the best of terms. Jacob and his twin brother Esau had a relationship bound up in turmoil and adversity form the very beginning. There was betrayal and fear and stolen birthrights. No doubt there was envy and bitterness and a father’s heart which broke for his sons.
When you enter St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City you are instantly overwhelmed with the beauty and majesty […]
Simple questions do not always have simple answers. For instance, have you ever pondered the question, “What does it mean to be a Christian?” Well, we might say a Christian is a follower of Christ or a disciple of our Lord or something along those lines. But then we need to unpack what those things mean and all their various contours and implications. To be a Christian might mean something very different to two Christians sitting in the same room.
I have to tell you, our Gospel lesson today is a tough text. I don’t know how many […]
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to […]
When my grandmother passed away my family and I travelled out to Arizona to give thanks to God […]