Walter Rauschenbusch – Thanksgiving Day Prayer

O God, we thank you for this earth, our home; For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water, For the everlasting hills And the never-resting winds, For trees and the common grass underfoot. We thank you for our senses By which we hear the songs of birds,Continue reading “Walter Rauschenbusch – Thanksgiving Day Prayer”

A Desire that Devours, Widows and an Election (Mark 12:38-13:2)

This is the message I gave on November 11, 2012. “As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ housesContinue reading “A Desire that Devours, Widows and an Election (Mark 12:38-13:2)”

Clerical Oppressors – John Greenleaf Whittier (Poem)

JUST God! and these are they Who minister at thine altar, God of Right! Men who their hands with prayer and blessing lay On Israel’s Ark of light! What! preach, and kidnap men? Give thanks, and rob thy own afflicted poor? Talk of thy glorious liberty, and then Bolt hard the captive’s door? What! servantsContinue reading “Clerical Oppressors – John Greenleaf Whittier (Poem)”