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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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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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Discerning Call

When I was in seminary, it was common to be asked, “So what’s your call story?”  This question always made me wince, because it felt like our personal stories were being measured, graded, and ranked.  There was this palpable sense … Continue reading

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Time to Be Still

I live in New York City; not a great place to be if one’s in search of solemnity. That’s a problem, at least for me, because I find it hard to pray when I’m in constant flux or motion. For … Continue reading

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