TBT: ‘The Year of the Lord’

“In this new year of the Lord that lies before us, there will be a plentiful measure of blood and tears. But, as always, Christ stands with outstretched, nail-scarred hands ready to make every man who responds to him an agent in the dispensation of His healing grace.”

TBT: ‘A Christmas Note’

Christmas tells us of a loving God who created the wonderful universe. Its wonder staggers the imagination. But when man had lost his way, God sent his Son to call us back to the glory he had in mind when he created us. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.”

TBT: The end of Advent

We hear people say they wish Christ were put back into Christmas. He is already there, but now, as at other times, we have to be willing to take time to see him.

‘Let the liturgy be’

We spend inordinate time trying to make our liturgy “work”: too much time on prayer book revision and supplementation, too much time on trying to make the weekly service relevant and meaningful.

TBT: ‘Welcome to the NCCCUSA’

This Living Church editorial from the end of 1950 addresses the founding of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

TBT: Christian Thanksgiving in 1968

By the mercy of God, the republic still stands. His Church stands. His promise of forgiveness and hope, of pardon and peace through Jesus Christ, stands.

TBT: Our citizenship in the kingdom of God

The Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano: “Through God’s providence, I was transferred to several different internment camps and there I could make nearly 2,000 new acquaintances and friends.”