The Bronx Household of Faith Blog

Three Card Monte

Three Card Monte

Fordham Road, a very busy street just around the corner from me, I encounter a game called Three Card Monte. It’s a version of the old shell game. The game is usually played with a red ace and two identical black cards. You watch closely Continue reading

Even If You Should Suffer: Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling

Even If You Should Suffer: Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling

In I Peter 3: 14 we are given an essential perspective for facing the coming cultural upheaval the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex ‘marriage’ will generate: “But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake, you will be blessed.” Much of the response to that arrogant redefining of the God-given, universally accepted and historically practiced “natural marriage” from Christian and conservative writers has been to warn of further efforts to punish and silence those who oppose Continue reading

City Lights: Spring, 2015

In the grand scheme of issues facing Christianity these days, it’s a rather banal, somewhat boring topic, right? Wrong! All of a sudden, in light of the impending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding same sex marriage (caveat: same sex marriage is no marriage) we are being told, not only Continue reading

City Lights: Winter, 2015

“Dorothy wanted to see more of the princess, so she ran after her; but the [made of] china girl cried out, ‘Don’t chase me.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Because,’ answered the princess, also stopping a safe distance away, ‘if I run I may fall down and break myself.’ ‘But could you not be mended?’ asked the girl Continue reading

Season of Lent

Season of Lent

In ancient Israel, the calendar was all about the story of God’s redemption. The church through the ages maintained a calendar as well. It is centered around the life of Christ: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, winter ordinary time, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, summer ordinary time and then back to Advent. Continue reading

Recent Sermons