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Honest Patriotism

At the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2018, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy will present a resolution for consideration entitled “Honest Patriotism.”  The draft of this resolution can be found here.  Building on Donald … 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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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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Can We Talk About Mortar?

On a recent quest to add some new life to our annual stewardship campaign, my co-pastor John Miller and I found ourselves deep in the basement of the church filming a short video.  There in front of the stones, big … Continue reading

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The Day God Came to Church

“Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”                                                      … Continue reading

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Clocking in as a Christian

Life as a minister is strange. People find out that you are a minister and immediately start apologizing for cursing in front of you or confessing how long it’s been since the last time they went to church. Dating as … Continue reading

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Game Changer

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (2 Corinthians 5: 17) The 2015 NBA finals are upon us! On Wednesday, the National Basketball Association’s Golden State … Continue reading

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