A Mighty Fortress

  A Mighty Fortress: A Reflection on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Part 1 By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing.” These are the opening lines of the most sung English translation of the hymn, written by Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress. It is a … Continue reading A Mighty Fortress

Tell Me A Story

  “O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth.             I will open my mouth in parables,             I will utter hidden things, things from of old— What we have heard and known, what our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell … Continue reading Tell Me A Story

A Living Sacrifice

  I can hear my father, even now speaking the words of the old communion service—the words that always seemed to stick with me, to settle in my heart and make me ponder the meaning. “And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy … Continue reading A Living Sacrifice

Addressing Evil

Addressing Evil It seems that for the last three months or so I have had a watchword. As I understand it, a watchword is a word or motto that embodies a principle or guide to action. This watchword seems to be coming from deep inside me, welling up when I least expect it, shaping questions … Continue reading Addressing Evil