Out of the Woods and into Wha-a-a-a-t????

Out of the Woods and into Wha-a-a-a-t????

What I Heard When I Came Out of the Woods Last Sunday (July 14) I literally came out of the woods (four days of backpacking in northern PA preceded by 2 ½ weeks on vacation, most of it out of the country) to the news of #45’s Twitter tirade against four congresswomen...
The Mystery of Faith

The Mystery of Faith

One Who Professed Faith This past Sunday, a 12-year old boy was baptized by our pastor. For those not familiar with the Baptist and Anabaptist traditions, baptism in these churches does not happen when a child is born, but rather when that child at whatever age makes...
Memorial Day Reflections

Memorial Day Reflections

  Warning Label Let me start out by acknowledging that what I have to say in this entry has the potential to piss some people off. That is not my intent, but what I am talking about is sensitive, and it is bound to hit a nerve for some folks. I just ask that you...
Beyond “Beating Trump”

Beyond “Beating Trump”

Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia last weekend to kick off his campaign for President. Like many of his fellow contenders, Biden echoed a common sentiment among Democrats: the number one priority in the 2020 presidential campaign is to beat Donald...
The Great Divorce ( Books That Shaped Me #6)

The Great Divorce ( Books That Shaped Me #6)

Live for a while in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times. Whatever your life may become, these books — of this I am certain — will weave through the web of...