There is Nothing So Precious – An Interfaith Response to the Tree of Life Shooting

Remarks at the B’nai Shalom Service after the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting By Terry Clark, President of the Interfaith Council October 30, 2018 Shalom. Peace. On behalf of the Interfaith Council, 108 congregations of several dozen faiths and denominations, I am both humbled and privileged to stand in solidarity with you this evening to commemorate the losses of our fellow Jewish... READ MORE »

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – 7/9

I’m looking forward to seeing the new documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” which looks back at the life of Fred Rogers. Most of us have some memory of his television show which so eloquently and simply reminded us all that the world can be made much better with just a little more love and kindness. Presbyterians, perhaps, have even more interest in his work since he was an ordained... READ MORE »

Discerning Love – 6/25

In all the confusion, turmoil and uproar recently over the separation of families at the border, I must confess I found myself encouraged as much by the national discourse as the outcome. For too long now, Christians in particular have been divided out on political lines seeking to find some common ground. We are, as is the American populace, separated by political convictions which seem to be... READ MORE »

Who Me? A Steward? – 3/23

Who Me? A Steward? “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it.” -Psalm 24:1 There are many words and phrases that are used extensively in the church, but also in our secular culture. One of those words is “steward,” which is so foundational to Christian faith. The basic idea is that everything we are and everything we have belongs not to... READ MORE »

On Getting Along – 2/16

“So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your... READ MORE »