Tag Archives: Robert Trawick

Our Stuff and God’s Work

I’m a collector. I have been all my life. From baseball cards to stamps, from books to vinyl records I have always been in the thrall of one collection or another. I say this by way of admitting that I … Continue reading

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Too Many Martyrs

“Too many martyrs and too many dead. Too many lies, too many empty words were said. Too many times for too many angry men. Oh let it never be again.” -Phil Ochs On Wednesday of last week, many of us … Continue reading

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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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LEARNING FROM RUTH IN AN AGE OF NEHEMIAH

“Why have I found favor in your sight, that you should take notice of me, when I am a foreigner?” (Ruth 2: 10 NRSV) The book of Nehemiah is a book of return and restoration dating to the post-exile period … Continue reading

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More Than the Hokey Pokey

“Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.”  Psalm 106:3 Being Presbyterian, I am prone to thinking that God requires singing  ”Holy, Holy, Holy” with the descant, debting instead of trespassing, and knowing the table of … Continue reading

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