"The church is love, expectation, and joy. It is heaven on earth; it is the joy of recovered childhood, that free, unconditioned and disinterested joy which alone is capable of transforming the world."
- Alexander Schmemann, 20th-century Eastern Orthodox theologian, from his book The Sacrament of the World
(Painting: "Interior of the Cathedral of Christ Our Savior in Moscow," by Fyodor Klages, 1883)
A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.