Truly Thankful

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I love Thanksgiving.  The food is wonderful.  The gathering together of family is a blessed time.  The hours of relaxation after the food are great too.  Most of all, I love the football.  Professional or … Read More

500 Years of Reforming

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The final Sunday of October marks our annual observance of Reformation Sunday. On Reformation Sunday, we celebrate the tradition that grounds our faith. This year is the 500th anniversary of the day on October 31, … Read More

Worshipping Well

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An argument has been made recently that the reason for the decline of the church in the last decades is not due to theology or practice but due to a lack of creativity. It is … Read More

Almost Fall

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I love the fall. I love it so much that any time I get within a horizon’s distance away from it I start talking about how much I love the fall. Weeks of 100+ degree … Read More

Welcoming Diversity

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If you ever set foot on the campus of Harvard University you will notice that the sidewalks are curiously arranged. At other public institutions, the sidewalks might run around the outer edge of green spaces … Read More

After Easter

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I am not sure we know what to do with this time after Easter, but before Pentecost. All the patience, preparation, and waiting for Easter is behind us. The fine Easter clothes are packed away … Read More

New Life

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I do not accept the narrative about the death of the church, in general, or the Presbyterian Church (USA), in particular.  I have seen too much evidence to the contrary.  New ministries are popping up … Read More