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A Prayer for Today - January 20, 2017

A Prayer for Today – prayed January 27, 1947, by the Rev. Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain, United States Senate.

O Lord our God, before whom all our pretenses fall away, who knowest our secret thoughts and our hidden fears, bless us this day with Thy Spirit and help us to discharge our duties faithfully and well. 152 more words

Church And State

Prisoners of Hope

Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.
Zechariah 9:12 (ESV)

‘Our leaders must realize that we have put them where they are, not to satisfy their ambitions nor so that they can strut about in fine clothes and Cadillacs as ambassadors and ministers, but to create a new Kenya in which everyone will have an opportunity to educate himself to his fullest capabilities, in which no one will die or suffer through lack of medical facilities, and in which each person will earn enough to eat for himself and his family.

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Burgess, "Holy Rus'"

In February, Yale University Press will release Holy Rus’: The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia by John P. Burgess (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). The publisher’s description follows: 158 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Review of Praise of Folly

What was it about?

At the start of the 16th century, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam writes an encomium on folly from the perspective of Folly herself. 545 more words


Why Will God Be Out of Our Government? Reflection on Christmas Morning

As I wake up waiting for my wife to wake up as well so we can celebrate our second Christmas together, I have begun to reflect on our nation and our momentum towards a Godless society. 449 more words

Review of The Power and the Glory

What was it about?

A cleric known as the “whisky priest” is the last surviving priest in Mexico. Despite his reputation, the “whisky priest” secretly hears confessions and administers the Sacrament to the faithful in Mexico. 435 more words

Literary Fiction

The best wines for when Christmas goes wrong

This column appeared in Kamloops This Week December 2016

Along with all the parties and Christmas concerts and cheer, this month can come with a few tense moments as well. 487 more words

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