What We Say

May 7, 2015

The Flash! – May 7, 2015

The Flash! - May 7, 2015

Did you know today represents the 64th year in which a day is designated to pray? NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2015, as a National […]

May 1, 2015

The Flash! – April 30, 2015

The Flash! - April 30, 2015

This week I’ve been feeling much like my namesake Jacob in that famous story about his divine wrestling match. All week I’ve had a knot in my stomach as each day’s news from Baltimore has unfolded. In anticipation of filling this space I’ve been wrestling mightily with what to say, knowing that not saying anything […]

May 1, 2015

The Herald – May, 2015

The Herald - May, 2015

April 23, 2015

The Flash! – April 23, 2015

The Flash! - April 23, 2015

A couple of hours ago I went to 1948.  A Hanover Saint invited a group of us into a time capsule to go with her to a lunch counter at a Woolworth’s in downtown Wilmington.  We went there with her to get a cup of soup and a sandwich.  We went in with her and […]

April 16, 2015

The Flash! – April 16, 2015

The Flash! - April 16, 2015

Have you every considered your many identities?  When I play the identity game it goes a little like this: I am son and father; husband and brother; neighbor and friend; cousin and nephew; servant and leader.  Each of these identities represent different relationships; each relationship puts me in a different role.  By the grace of […]

April 9, 2015

The Flash! – April 9, 2015

The Flash! - April 9, 2015

All analogies fall short in replicating reality.  And yet a good analogy illuminates what is real, offers perspective, and provides direction. With that qualifier, I offer that if a congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA) represents the body of Christ, the session – the collective of elders elected by the congregation to represent and lead […]

April 2, 2015

The Flash! – April 2, 2015

The Flash! - April 2, 2015

Of the many eternal contributions to the Christian faith offered by St. Francis of Assisi, the Stations of the Cross may be his most enduring. To this day devout Christians, especially those in the Catholic tradition, process through a solemn ritual on Good Friday that puts them face-to-face with the sufferings and passion of Christ. […]

April 1, 2015

Holy Week 2015

Holy Week 2015

April 1, 2015

The Herald – April 2015

March 19, 2015

The Flash! – March 20, 2015

The Flash! - March 20, 2015

This week, with my feverish excuse in the rear view mirror, I nonetheless return to my Lenten companion, poet, and prophet Walter Wangerin.  In his twenty third day devotion he drops us into the Good Friday moment when Pontius Pilate offers the people an apparently benevolent, yet politically motivated, gift: they may choose one prisoner […]

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