Author Archives: pdalcorn

Sacred Hospitality

By the time this blog post goes live over 80 people will have gathered at Stony Point Center for a Sanctuary Training hosted by the Synod of the Northeast, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, the Community of Living Traditions and the National … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Us!

During Inauguration weekend, I had a conversation with the pastor of a Presbyterian Church that was predominately black church.  When asked if the members of that church would be participating in the Women’s March the reply was “That is not … Continue reading

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What Does The Lord Require of Me?

Micah: 6:8 – He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? This week’s lectionary, the schedule of scripture … Continue reading

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Finding My Way…

     I am sitting at my desk today feeling buffeted by Friday’s inauguration and Saturday’s marches.  Opposing words, opposing visions, opposing passions.  I am aware that, while I have a clear preference, my reality does not align completely with … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Not An Enabler

From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry we learn a very troubling lesson: Our messiah is not an enabler. You see Jesus is not here to do anything for us… He is here to empower us to go out into … Continue reading

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THE YEAR OF REVERENCE

2017 is the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese have zodiac signs that follow a 12-year cycle featuring a specific animal each year.  The rooster prompts an image of crowing and the cry to wake up and get to work! … Continue reading

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Resolutions

To tell the truth, I am not one who is big on New Years. Either the celebration or making resolutions. Maybe because New Year’s always seems to come so quickly after Christmas and most years (including this one!) I am … Continue reading

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