Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Brigid’s Feast

I should like a lake of finest ale
For the King of kings.
I should like a table of the choicest food
For the family of heaven.
Let the ale be made from the fruits of faith.
And the food be forgiving love.

I should welcome the poor at my feast,
For they are God’s children.
I should welcome the sick at my feast,
For they are God’s joy.
Let the poor sit with Jesus at the highest place,
And the sick dance with the angels.

God bless the poor,
God bless the sick,
And bless our human race.

God bless our food,
God bless our drink,
All homes, O god, embrace.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Nice Little Prayer

Sarum Primer, 1527:
God be in my head and in my understanding.
God be in mine eyes and in my looking.
God be in my mouth and in my speaking.
God be in my heart and in my thinking.
God be at mine end and my departing.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Book Review

Saving God's Green Earth, by Tri Robinson.

Robinson is a pastor of a Vineyard church in Idaho, and is at the forefront of the “creation care” movement in evangelical circles. This book has some how-to information on being a good steward to the earth, but mostly focuses on Robinson’s own journey towards becoming seeing care for nature as not only the province of the extreme left.

There is a generational shift on this issue happening in the evangelical world, and younger leadership emerges in the movement. There is interesting stuff behind this shift in theology, from sociology to life experiences to politics, some of which Robinson touches on.