Month: December 2015

  • Donne in

    This is the Holy Sonnet by John Donne that I used to shape my prayer on Sunday. Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, […]

  • Of pigs and pearls

    The final verse of Matthew 7:1-6¬†seems to be completely unrelated to what precedes and follows. Not surprisingly it has generated many different interpretations. Throughout church history it has been interpreted as a prohibition against serving communion to heretics or the unbaptized, as a principle concerning how much energy to spend evangelizing those most resistant to […]