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July 10, 2014

The Flash! – July 10, 2014

The Flash! - July 10, 2014

 For me camping is great vacation – and yet so much more.  It is a a spiritual experience because it encourages Biblical virtues: packing lightly, living simply, rejoicing in the beauty and wonder of the moment, and offering a closer union with creation.  As I write this we are packing the van with the things […]

July 3, 2014

The Flash! – July 3, 2014

The Flash! - July 3, 2014

My fingers cannot keep up with or match the rhythm of the fireworks that are already celebrating the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  Tomorrow we remember the courageous revolutionaries who, in response to injustice and inequality, signed their names and dedicated their lives to the pursuit of freedom and justice for all of God’s […]

June 26, 2014

The Flash! – June 26, 2014

The Flash! - June 26, 2014

Kudos to the City of  Wilmington for showing us what hospitality looks like.  For several days last week there was a lighted sign on the corner of Baynard and Concord with huge arrows directing people to one of our signature events, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Given our closed bridges, detours, and construction, someone realized that […]

June 19, 2014

The Flash! – June 19, 2014

The Flash! - June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014 Just a few hours ago our denomination penned a new chapter in church history.  With two votes, the 221st General Assembly of the PC(USA) opened the long-closed doors for same gender couples to be married by its pastors and in its churches.  In both cases the margins in the votes, 3 – […]

June 12, 2014

The Flash! – June 12, 2014

The Flash! - June 12, 2014

This week we welcome to the Flash Beth Undercuffler, who is Hanover’s liaison with the 9th Ward Interfaith Coalition in our partnership with Family Promise as we together offer a home to families for four one week periods this year. Hanover successfully shared in another great week hosting the Family Promise families at Peninsula-McCabe United […]

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, […]

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