Author Archives: pdalcorn

Abundance

“I came that they might have life and have it abundantly…” John 10:10 “You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.” Garrison Keillor This summer, for the first time, I planted tomatoes.  It is odd that … Continue reading

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Oh, Say Can You See…

Independence Day is upon us, an appropriate time to wade into a topic which can prove contentious for many congregations – national flags in sanctuary spaces.  If your worship space contains a national flag, I would urge you to use … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come

The New York Times recently published a terrific piece that details the rising cadre of religious leaders who are diving headfirst into our political morass in an effort to reframe which values our culture views as “biblical.” The article is … Continue reading

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Backwards Faith

I went to a small liberal arts college in the heart of Arkansas, and it was there that I decided that I wanted to pursue ministry as a calling.  Over the course of my four years, I became a religion … Continue reading

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Is This The Time?

Tucked in the first chapter of Acts this line challenges us today.  The disciples were waiting according to Jesus direction in Jerusalem.  Maybe getting a bit antsy as forty days had passed since Jesus death and resurrection.  They are standing … Continue reading

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Swept Away

Lots of people have the jitters on their wedding day, and I was no exception.  Mine were about the dancing. Like many of my generation, I learned most of what I know about dancing from John Travolta and “Saturday Night … Continue reading

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Circus Reflections

While on the road recently, I passed a billboard advertising the final tour of the Ringling Brothers Circus.  I had briefly registered an article about the passing of the circus earlier this year, but the billboard brought it home and … Continue reading

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