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…””

Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards all?

By Joe LaGuardia In a recent article for USA Today, Robert Parham noted the oddity and the timeliness of God’s message of “peace on earth” to Mary and Joseph during the Christmas season. He stated that peace was a ridiculous notion back then as it is now, a notion hard-pressed in human community filled withContinue reading “Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards all?”