What We Believe

Mark you the floor? that square and speckled stone,
               Which looks so firm and strong,
                                             Is Patience:

And th’ other black and grave, wherewith each one
               Is checker’d all along,

The gentle rising, which on either hand
               Leads to the Choir above,
                                             Is Confidence:

But the sweet cement, which in one sure band
               Ties the whole frame, is Love
                                             And Charity.

           Hither sometimes Sin steals, and stains
           The marbles neat and curious veins:
But all is cleansed when the marble weeps.
           Sometimes Death, puffing at the door,
           Blows all the dust about the floor:
But while he thinks to spoil the room, he sweeps.
           Blest be the Architect, whose art
           Could build so strong in a weak heart.

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Ordained Servant: June 2015


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The Path to Ecumenicity

L’chaim: An Invitation to the Blessedness of Ecumenical Life

A New Heaven and a New Earth: A Review Article

The Digital Divide, edited by Mark Bauerlein

How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor by James K. A. Smith

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