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Do Not Hold Back

I just came back from the NEXT Church conference, a gathering of church leaders, including elders, pastors, seminarians, educators, youth leaders and church members who are exploring a more relational, diverse, and collaborative way of being the church in the … Continue reading

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Look Up!

I lift up my eyes to the hills, from where will my help come? How many times have I heard Psalm 121?  At how many funerals have I read it or heard it read?  Countless.  Yet as is often the … Continue reading

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This Little Light of Mine

A reflection on Matthew 5: 14-16 It is so simple. And, so hard at the very same time. When you are kind to another      You are the light of the world. When you stand up for what you … Continue reading

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God Bless You!

The fifth chapter of Matthew contains some of the most familiar passages in the New Testament, including the Beatitudes. To our 21st century ears they might sound strange: Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of … Continue reading

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Giving Up Lent for Lent

“No act of virtue can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others. So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh … Continue reading

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Take a Hike!

Many of you in the Presbytery know I love to hike. From early spring through the fall I often spend my entire Sabbath day hiking or climbing; and on my blog I detail many of the hikes I’ve taken and … Continue reading

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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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