What are the ties that bind you and me? Do you ever wonder how we can stay in community with each other when there is so much in this world that feels powerful enough to tear us apart? I felt a tie strong enough to bind us last week in the pull of the tide.
To understand this tie, I need to tell you that I have just come out of a twenty-year phase of not liking the song, “Amazing Grace.” It started when I was in seminary; the song seemed so simplistic to me. As I began my career as a pastor, I saw people who didn’t know much about the […]