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 »

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 »

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 »