DILEMMAS OF LIVING AND DYING FOR GOD
As I see Benjamin Geeding graduate from Yale Divinity School in May, I recall graduating there 40 years ago nearly to the day. I was filled with ideals and ready to make sacrifice, even my own life if need be. I could summon scenarios where I would be called upon [...]
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FAITHFUL FRIENDS ARE A STURDY SHELTER
You’ve heard me recall this more than once. As a conference closed in Chicago, Mother Theresa prepared to return to Calcutta. The new friends she had made spoke out with concern for the grand and fragile lady, pulling the dying out of the gutters in one of the poorest places [...]
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WE CAN TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED ANYMORE
Attending divinity school in the 1970s, I had to ask a hard question: did I believe enough church ‘was left’ for me to have a career in parish ministry.  Corrosive forces were already at work eroding the church in American homes and society. From 1963 to 1985, parish ministry switched from [...]
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Theology Book Club!
As I have been announcing in services, I am offering a CHURCH WIDE "Theology Book Club". Since I get asked quite often how to go deeper into theology, I thought that this could be a useful opportunity to do just that with my people.
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A Comment on The Mass Murder at the New Zealand Mosque
Like you, I found the massacre of 50 innocent Muslim worshippers at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand, horrifying. It is another example of racially motivated hatred that seems to have no boundaries. We stand in solidarity with the families of the victims. There [...]
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Max Pakhomov in Concert – April 6, 2019, 5 pm
Maxim Pakhomov in Concert, With Special Guests: Akiko Silver, violin, and Andrew Borkowski, cello
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WHERE WE FIND GLORY
Martin Luther said, you can tell what people believe by the things for which we willingly sacrifice our children. We see wealthy elites gladly sacrificing children on altars of achievement to define self-worth, class privilege to rig outcomes for their own, and raw parental ambition to corrupt rather than promote [...]
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