Mark D. Roberts
March 2010 Archives

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, many people are traumatized by the changing of music in church. I am one of those people. I must confess that I am bugged when I’m singing a familiar hymn, one I […]

In yesterday’s post I explained the unusual origin and history of the hymn “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” Though most hymnals today include four verses of this hymn, its original author, Robert Bridges, wrote six. Then, a couple of decades […]

One of my favorite hymns, and one that is frequently sung during Holy Week and Eastertide, is “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” The lyrics of this glorious hymn celebrate the multi-faceted sovereignty of Christ. If you were to look in […]

The Seven Last Words of Christ for Holy Week: The First Word READ Luke 23:1-34  “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 The seven last “words” of Christ are, in actuality, seven sentences spoken […]

I recently posted a series of photographs of New York, souvenirs of a sprink break trip. Undeniably, there is more to see in this city than in just about any place else on earth. And more to smell. This fact […]

During a recent visit to New York, I had the opportunity to visit Redeemer Presbyterian Church. It was my first time at Redeemer, and I was pleased to join the congregation at one of its several Sunday worship services. I […]

Today I want to comment on a couple of items related to the middle of our country. A Mennonite College and the National Anthem First, I’ve been fascinated by a story about Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. The college has […]

Finally, three more photos of New York City. I’ve never seen anything like these before, anywhere. First, an M&M rainbow from the M&M store on Broaday. You don’t get those colors in your normal bag of M&Ms. I saw the […]

Here are some more things that you don’t see every day . . . unless you happen to be in New York City. And even then you might not see them every day, but you could. The Irises by Vincent […]

Here are a few photos from my recent trip to New York. They’re sights you don’t see very often, if at all, outside of the Big Apple. The elevator indicates that we’re on the 86th floor (of the Empire State […]