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…””

Standing in God’s Greatest Commandment

By Joe LaGuardia This was presented at a Stand on the Side of Love gathering at the Vero Beach Courthouse on 16 August 2017 with neighbors, friends, and concerned citizens. Here I stand.  I am the third-generation son of Italian refugees who escaped poverty, injustice, and fascism in Europe in order to seek a betterContinue reading “Standing in God’s Greatest Commandment”