Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Martin of Tours

On Independence Day, there is much discussion of freedom.  Christian freedom looks different than what we tend to emphasize on July 4th.  The folks at Common Prayer remember a 4th century Christian who explored the themes of liberty and freedom. Martin of Tours (d. 397) Martin of Tours saw Christ in the face of the …

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Grace

From today’s Common Prayer: Twentieth-century Presbyterian theologian and writer Frederick Buechner has written, “The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I …

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Psalm 106:1-5

1 Hallelujah! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,* for his mercy endures for ever. 2 Who can declare the mighty acts of the LORD* or show forth all his praise? 3 Happy are those who act with justice* and always do what is right! 4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favor …

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