Author: Dirk G. Lange
Rather than being frightened by this image of Christ as the holder of the keys, the one who opens and no one can close and who closes and no one can open, the image of Christ as Key of David instilled in me a far-reaching confidence.
What is most intriguing for me, as I listened to pastors and lay people tell their story, was the unique way in which these instances of communal prayer were not only rooted in the classic structure of the daily office but at the same time were radically open to receiving and integrating the cry from…
A “sportive” spirituality is rooted in prayer. It is rooted in daily prayer. Prayer – individual or communal – is one of the ways that we “practice” our baptism (see Luther’s writing on baptism in the Large Catechism, The Book of Concord, page 461).