A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: “God of Grace…”

By Joe LaGuardia A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns is a series on hymnody and worship in the church.  By incorporating personal testimony and theological reflection, the series draws meaning and strength from sacred songs past and present. Most ministers I know pray for courage on a daily basis.  Ministry is a sacrificial act that requires risk, reconciliation, andContinue reading “A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: “God of Grace…””

No such thing as a “Righteous War”

This week marks the centennial anniversary of the First World War’s beginning.  For many, it was the war to end all wars; and for powerful clergy that shaped religious and political life in America at the time, it was the very war by which God would usher in His Kingdom. In his book, The War for Righteousness, historian (and myContinue reading “No such thing as a “Righteous War””