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 »

Summer of Service 2018

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35 Interested in Summer Service Opportunities? Please visit www.lopc.org/ministry/mission/service-opportunities to find information on summer service opportunities with our mission partners. Give a helping hand to: Monument Crisis Center Contra Costa... READ MORE »

Got Wisdom? – 4/9

I’ve been doing some work recently on wisdom and find myself reflecting with gratitude on the many people who have shared their wisdom with me over the years. We often contrast wisdom with knowledge, and there is some truth that they are related, but different. One can have knowledge without wisdom, it is said, but never wisdom without knowledge. Wisdom is a higher form of knowledge that allows... READ MORE »