Tag Archive for Rev Tendai

Have Faith In Our World

It is perhaps a severe understatement for me to suggest that pessimism is the mood of our time. Many people in our world brood over recent events, like the beheading of the reporter by ISIS. I have a friend who sad he was going to stop watching news on television and listening to it on the radio. He sad that… Read more →

Overwhelming Gratitude-Lenten Devotional

Overwhelming Gratitude There is the sense of overwhelming gratitude which is ours because life has continued to unfold within us and about us, so that we have a full measure of strength and vigor; overwhelming gratitude for all the graces of renewal by which our lives are sustained, nestled, and nurtured; overwhelming gratitude that it is well with us and… Read more →

New Occasions Teach New Duties-Rev Tendai

In the hymn “Once to Every Man and Nation.” there is a line that goes “new occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient goods uncouth; they must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.” These words have always had a great deal of meaning to me, especially as I remember Martin Luther King quoting them in many… Read more →

You Are A New Creature-Rev. Tendai

One of the firmest foundations of our Christian faith is that we worship a God, who in Christ is continually “doing a new thing.” We think of Paul’s central teachings on this act of God’s continual regeneration. He sets it forth to the Corinthians: “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away;… Read more →

Season of Lent- submitted by Rev. Tendai

The Season of Lent… In this Season of Lent we are witnesses once again to the passion of Jesus of Nazareth. We witness again his unwavering trust in the Garden of Gethsemane, the agony of his crucifixion on Golgotha, and the glory of his resurrection. During this forty-day period our faith is both renewed and strengthened by Jesus’ commitment to… Read more →