Tempus fugit (Time flies)

  In “The Glass Menagerie”, playwright Tennessee Williams wrote, “Time is the longest distance between two places.” Yet the whimsical prose of Dr. Seuss expresses most people’s experience with time, “How did it… Continue reading

Family Table

It has been a long time since our daughter was involved in the myriad of activities that embraces a young person’s life: school plays, church programs, music recitals, sports, sleepovers, camping trips, piano… Continue reading


I write this article with a vague feeling of trepidation. We are once again celebrating Advent, a season which reminds us of God’s universal love and boundless grace, demonstrated by the birth of… Continue reading

The Clenched Fist

At the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem, the American Gold and Bronze Medal winners in the 200 meter event, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised… Continue reading

Evangelism: The lifeblood of a Church

Preconditions for an Evangelical Congregation: What basic preconditional elements do all churches, large or small, poor or affluent, urban or rural, progressive or fundamental, need in order to engage in effective evangelism? In… Continue reading

Gone Fishin’

Sept 10th is marked on my calendar. It has been marked since last January when a friend asked me to go fishing with him in Canada. I have purchased a new fishing rod,… Continue reading

Revelation: A Reflection on Chapter 20

Though Revelation’s meanings are disputed and debated, believers acknowledge that the truth is contained in its verses and that God seeks to share wisdom and knowledge through its pages. A serious excursion into… Continue reading

They Had all Things in Common

Historical reporting presents a constricted view of the events and culture being described. Ultimately all history is a snapshot that, despite being worth a thousand words, cannot convey the actualities of the past.… Continue reading

A Passionate Church

Years ago, when I was struggling with the idea of becoming a pastor, I took a lay leadership class in one of our states larger cities. The host minster explained that 30 years… Continue reading

What is the Good News

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is more than the story of our savior. While beliefs about salvation, prosperity, truth, forgiveness and love are integral to God’s plans, they are not the purpose of… Continue reading