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Look and Consider

“Look at the birds of the air… Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow…” – Matt. 6:25ff Jesus suggests that to understand how God cares for us we should be mindful of the earth and observe its creatures. … 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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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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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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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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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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Ends and Means

Religion is to be used as a stepping stone to God, but it must never be used as a tower to hold one aloft from others. We are all cells in the body of humanity. When anyone attempts to isolate … Continue reading

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