Posts with the category “covid-19”

Pandemic & Poetry
by Paul Lang on April 20th, 2020
Introduction To A New Series Of Devotions —  Pastor Paul Ponders Pandemic & Poetry     You'll forgive my amateurish alliteration <grin>.     I will be writing occasional devotions in the coming weeks / months as we live with the reality of COVID19.  You may know that the Hebrew word for "prophet" is actually best translated "poet."  I won't explain the series of translating events which led us to ...  Read More
(Lead Me) Irresistibly
by Paul Lang on March 27th, 2020
(Lead me) irresistiblyTo ask that the Lord’s leading be irresistible is not to engage in the well-worn theological debates between Augustine and Pelagius, or Calvin and Arminius.  I leave such debates to theologians who punch above my weight-class.  Rather it is to ask that God lead us in paths so obviously virtuous that we are drawn naturally to the light and life offered.  The Gospel according t...  Read More
Lead Me Pervasively
by Paul Lang on March 26th, 2020
(Lead me) Pervasively,To ask that the Lord’s leading be pervasive is to ask that God be present in every aspect of our life.  Our work, our play, our home life, our worship, our civic responsibilities, and in our speech, both private and public.  It is asking that God permeate our very thoughts so that we more and more conform our minds to the mind of Christ.  This petition is echoed in the appeal...  Read More
The Gift of Christian Community
by Paul Lang on March 18th, 2020
Thoughts on the gift of Christian community in a time of social distancing.  Read More