Hope is not a postmodern mantra for a radical reordering of society by political force. Hope is a belief that light will replace darkness. "The Days
If God wanted to change the course of history what would He do? Give attention to the reading of the inerrant and infallible Word of the Living God
Preaching on passages that are so familiar to parishioners can be tricky. On the one hand you don’t want to be novel (would you ever be “novel?”) with
"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee, and through the floods, that they do not overflow thee" (Isaiah 43:2 Geneva 1599).
"The message of the Church in the world is essentially optimistic," says Dr. Michael Milton, "because there is a new heaven and a new earth underway."
I don't have any institutional mantra to offer for the new year. I don't have any new program or corporate vision statement that I want everyone to