Day: October 18, 2014

Who or what is the Rock?

Psalm 148, 149, 150 (Morning) Psalm 114, 115 (Evening) Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 4:1-10 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Matthew 16:13-20 “And I tell you, you are Peter, (Petros) and on this rock (petra) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” Biblical scholars go round and round about that whole “Petros/petra” …

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Churches can play vital role in response to ebola

The Church has dealt with the issue of how to respond to infectious disease before, from the 1919 flu epidemic to swine flu. Today’s concerns over ebola are again causing churches to examine practices such the passing of the peace and distribution of communion.