For the Love of the Bible

By Joe LaGuardia Some time ago, I wrote a column on the Christian sub-culture (or underworld?) of premium Bibles.  In it, I uncovered a whole new community made up of folks who love, review, purchase, swap, and talk Bibles.  These are not just any Bibles, mind you–rather, they run the gambit from hand-bound, high-priced BiblesContinue reading “For the Love of the Bible”

A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns: Calls to Service

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. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul encouraged Christians to “live a life worthy of the calling to whichContinue reading “A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns: Calls to Service”