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November 6, 2014

The Flash! – November 6, 2014

The Flash! - November 6, 2014

I have been lost in a fog of nostalgia all day. Twenty years ago on this date I stood before a congregation and offered my I dos and I wills to each of the nine ordination vows. I am at a loss to comprehend that twenty years have gone by. Even more, I am at […]

October 30, 2014

The Hanover Flash! – October 30, 2014

The Hanover Flash! - October 30, 2014

Nothing has more power or potential to reveal new paths on the journey of faith than the conversations that begin with a question that comes from the heart. Recently I was blessed to be asked just such a question; one I’ve been asked many times: how should I pray?  If you have ever wrestled with this […]

October 23, 2014

The Flash! – October 23, 2014

The Flash! - October 23, 2014

Sometimes the best stories and lessons emerge from the more challenging moments in life.Sparing you the longer story about discovering a massive pool of green liquid under our car in a restaurant parking lot this evening, suffice to say I have never been more appreciative of the importance of anti freeze/coolant in the life of […]

October 9, 2014

The Flash! – October 9, 2014

The Flash! - October 9, 2014

A few weeks back in this space I offered the flash that I had entered the social media realm of Twitter. In that piece I advocated for mediums that serve to keep us connected. In the words of Dr. Seuss’ famous elephant Horton: I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. Responses […]

October 2, 2014

The Flash! – October 2, 2014

The Flash! - October 2, 2014

This week we welcome special Flash! feature writer: historian, harrier, novelist, and Ruling Elder: Hillary Mohaupt.One hundred years ago, in October 1914, Hanover commemorated a century of Christian education with a month of special services, complete with hymns bearing titles like “Dear Hanover We Love Thee!” and “Song to Hanover.” In 1939, Hanover marked the 125th anniversary […]

September 25, 2014

The Flash! – September 25, 2014

The Flash! - September 25, 2014

At the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement and in the midst of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Mother Pollard, a 72 year old participant in the movement, was asked after several weeks of walking to and from her destinations whether she was tired.  She responded: My feets is tired, but my soul is rested. Something […]

September 18, 2014

The Flash! – September 18, 2014

The Flash! - September 18, 2014

Despite endless vows, protestations, reservations, and absolutes, I’m now flying with the bird.  No, not the Holy Spirit – I signed on to fly with that bird a long time ago.  I recently let go of yet another “never”: I’m now a password protected participant in the world of Twitter. My caving comes as no […]

September 11, 2014

The Flash! – September 11, 2014

The Flash! - September 11, 2014

Tonight, remembering 9/11. Last night, the President proposing a plan to confront unimaginable acts and rebuff inconceivable evil. Two days ago, another young man shot and killed in our neighborhood. Three days ago, teenagers on the front page of our local paper brutally attacking a developmentally disabled man. At moments it is overwhelming. How can […]

September 4, 2014

The Flash! – September 4, 2014

The Flash! - September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? If you were a child, or a parent to one, in the 1970’s and 80’s I can see you smiling, and I can hear you humming.  How many of us – 30 and 40 years later – still turn to tunes from Schoolhouse Rock when trying to […]

September 2, 2014

The Flash! – August 28, 2014

The Flash! - August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 Last weekend on the youth mission trip to Washington, DC we had the privilege to be with the Rev. Phil Tom, a cherished colleague, sage-like mentor, and close friend.  He is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Labor.  In that role […]

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