A great deal of the discourse these days is anger, dissembling, harshness. It is a shame, but I suppose it has one advantage. No one would seriously claim it is up-building. You know whence it comes.
Matthew was born in the mid Sixties in England and died at age 25. He had Down’s Syndrome, a problem recognized by his mother (the author) at his birth: she tried, unsuccessfully, to get the hospital to let him die. One feels that this book, published a decade ago by Paul Dry Books, is in part a recompense. Certainly by the end the reader knows that Matthew had a life of great importance to many people.
We owe God everything that we have. The old Prayer Book Eucharistic canon speaks this way explicitly: “And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee…” God has given us everything, and we so we owe him everything.
Join Church of the Incarnation for it's Bible Institute conference that includes solid Biblical exposition along with traditional liturgical offerings.The December session will focus on the Book of Malachi which is an often ignored and overlooked minor prophet in scripture and is only four chapters long. It is the last book of the Old Testament, and after this prophetic revelation, followed 400 years of silence. During this silence, Israel waited patiently for the coming of its Messiah. Far from being minor, Malachi sets up the entire New Testament by preparing us for the Incarnation of the Messiah, the first coming of Christ.
Seeing people living in this kind of poverty was eye-opeing, the Rev. Canon Jerry Morriss said about a recent trip to Nicaragua. “I have seen the poor, I have visited in the orphanages and I have spent time with the people and I want to do all that I can to share our abundance with those in need."
Check out our video on Church Plants in the diocese from the point of view of the chalice.
Watch this poignant video highlighting the Karen youth from St. James in Dallas during the Color Run, fun run.
Enroll now in an Ethics Class offered at the Stanton Center. The class examines the classic tradition of Christian moral theology in which the student assesses a wide variety of moral questions in contemporary life.
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