How lonely sits the city

I did not see them go there with their flame to burn the city’s heart, the city’s bones. I did not see the past fall down in ash or hear the cries of covenant in pain. I did not hear the gongs of history clash or see foe-cities’ gods fight in the square. Yet inContinue reading “How lonely sits the city”

Lent: New Song 5

What have you seen of the past? What stories do history’s pages tell? A mute dirge perhaps, or a final bugle, retreat sounding when battle’s about to be won? You look only in false places; the witness of the past tells only half-truth. It was not there when firmaments were sealed or covenants carved intoContinue reading “Lent: New Song 5”

Catechism 43

What are the sacraments or ordinances? The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are visible signs and seals that we are bound together as a community of faith by his death and resurrection. By our use of them the Holy Spirit more fully declares and sealsContinue reading “Catechism 43”