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December 9, 2019

This week’s Gospel reading (Matt 3:1-12) is a classic Advent text.  This is the story of John the Baptist out in the wilderness, wearing clothing of camel’s hair and eating locusts no less, baptizing believers in the river Jordan.  This text offers some interesting ins...

November 18, 2019

There is an old religion, all but dead for about 1000 years that used to compete with Christianity in the early Middle Ages.  Manicheanism was a belief in the world as made up of light and dark; good and evil and everything should be viewed from this perspective.  Its...

November 11, 2019

        My second week of break, I am reposting this piece from 2017.  Sadly, this hoary myth is still as strong as ever.

This being Veteran’s Day and seeing the deluge of “thanks for your service” posts from those of all political persuasions, it would b...

November 4, 2019

As I am taking a couple of weeks off, I am reposting this in preparation for Veterans Day and what it means to cheer for victory in war.  This was written by Twain in 1905 as a reaction to the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine-American War.  It masterf...

October 21, 2019

The recent Trump Administration decision to remove the small number of U.S. troops from the Kurdish controlled area of Syria, thereby allowing for Turkey to send in its armed forces to clear and control the area has created a bipartisan uproar in opposition to this mov...

October 14, 2019

Kindness has been much in the news this past week.  It centers around the fact that Ellen DeGeneres spent a recent Sunday afternoon with former President George W. Bush.  Many on the progressive left slammed her for doing this and she responded with...

September 30, 2019

This Thursday begins another season of what is unquestionably the greatest ministry I have been blessed to be a part of.   Spirit Matters is a ministry that provides social and fellowship opportunities to special needs adults.  There are a multitude of great programs f...

September 9, 2019

Labor Day has come and gone, so that means that it is time for another session of Midweek programming at church.  This fall we are discussing the book Love Without Limits: Jesus’ Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions.  To start off the discussion, the Pa...

August 26, 2019

Trade has been much in the news this past week as the President went off on a tirade in which he amped up the trade war he ignited with China.  His tweets ignited a firestorm and a massive sell off in the markets on Friday: 

Replying to @realDonaldTrump

...unfa...

August 19, 2019

This past week saw the 50th. Anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.  It is an overused cliché to say this or that event defined a generation but, in this instance, I think it is warranted.  Unfortunately for Boomers this does not bring upon them any credit.  A re...

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