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June 5, 2014

The Flash! – June 5, 2014

The Flash! - June 5, 2014

In nine days the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will convene in Michigan’s Motor City.  In the week that follows elected ruling and teaching elders from across the country will deliberate, discuss, and discern on matters as diverse as our denomination. This year there are two issues that will consume much of […]

May 29, 2014

The Flash! – May 29, 2014

The Flash! - May 29, 2014

Last week I had a double exposure flashback. As I was walking out of a store two young men were leaving at the same time. As we got into the parking lot one of them said to the other, “Let’s get out of here, I’m so ready to get out of Delaware.” Out of curiosity […]

May 22, 2014

The Flash! – May 22, 2014

The Flash! - May 22, 2014

Wade in the water Wade in the water, children Wade in the water God’s a-gonna trouble the water God’s a-gonna trouble the water. During the recent storms it became clear that the time had come for me to commune with our gutters. Water flowing everywhere but into the downspout served as evidence that the device […]

May 15, 2014

The Flash! – May 15, 2014

The Flash! - May 15, 2014

I tend to be about as spontaneous as a glacier.  But every now and then something crosses my path that prompts me to throw caution and reason to the wind. Earlier today while sharing a blessed and inspiring day with our staff at an amazing community of faith – Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart […]

May 8, 2014

The Flash! – May 8, 2014

The Flash! - May 8, 2014

Once upon a time there was a young man who desired to be complete and whole in his faith.  In his mind he had done everything that his faith required.  So he asked Jesus if there was anything more he must do to receive God’s endless blessings.  Jesus told him to sell all his possessions, […]

May 1, 2014

The Flash! – May 1, 2014

The Flash! - May 1, 2014

If you can’t bear to read another word about Donald Sterling, the de-throned owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, stop reading here… However, if you can stomach just three more minutes, I would offer a perspective from pastor, pulpit, and pew. In a conversation earlier this week about the horribly racist comments made […]

April 24, 2014

The Flash! – April 24, 2014

The Flash! - April 24, 2014

If you turned on a television even a few times in the 1980’s there’s a good chance you know this guy…NORM! The theme in song and spirit of the long-running sit com Cheers is of a special place where everyone is known by name, everyone belongs, and everyone is welcome.  Norm is the centerpiece of this theme, […]

April 17, 2014

The Flash! – April 17, 2014

The Flash! - April 17, 2014

On The Eve of Passover In The Year of Our God 33 I, Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary and Joseph, on this, the eve of my last day on earth, do hereby offer my last will and new testament. To the one who will betray me and deliver me into the hands of my executioners, […]

April 12, 2014

The Flash! – April 10, 2014

The Flash! - April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Each year at the beginning of Lent I try to come up with a new discipline to guide me through the passion of the season.  And each year I inevitably return to the same forty day devotional that I discovered in a musty second hand […]

April 4, 2014

The Flash! – April 3, 2014

The Flash! - April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014 One of the great liberation songs for African-American slaves tells the story of Mary of Bethany weeping at the death of her brother Lazarus.  “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep” is a classic Negro spiritual that offered the hope of freedom by telling a coded story: urging Mary not to weep for her […]

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