Scott Cairns: Early Frost

Early Frost By Scott Cairns This morning the world’s white face reminds us that life intends to become serious again. And the same loud birds that all summer long annoyed us with their high attitudes and chatter silently line the gibbet of the fence a little stunned, chastened enough. They look as if they’re waitingContinue reading “Scott Cairns: Early Frost”

Reformation Sunday 2020: Zwingli’s Plague Hymn

Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli contracted the black death (bubonic plague) in Zurich while caring for the sick in 1519. Fearing for his life, he penned this hymn of lament and trust, completing its final four stanzas after his recovery. On Reformation Sunday, we present this as our own prayer for ourselves and each other, fiveContinue reading “Reformation Sunday 2020: Zwingli’s Plague Hymn”