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Pastor’s Ponderings, January 27, 2016

Going Out or Sitting Still? from an Article by Joseph Yoo in “Ministry Matters” “It’s no secret that our culture is becoming increasingly “secular.”    What’s frustrating is that a lot of our churches still operate with the assumption           that everyone knows about the church. Where I believe my church and others fall short is… Read more

Pastor’s Ponderings, January 13, 2016

In the midst of today’s international crises and political rhetoric, issues of constitutional law and ethics, there is much discussion about what to do with Muslims. Wall them out? Welcome them in? Fear them?  Embrace them? Vet them?  Befriend them? What to do with the “stranger”, the “other”, the “outsider”, the “not like us” is… Read more

Pastor’s Ponderings, January 6, 2016

  EPIPHANY   Speaking of the “others” who are around and among us (from last week’s “ponderings”),          there are those exotic characters from the East.                   Whether they are “kings” or “astrologers”,                            they were certainly, if nothing else, Wise Men. They were men who didn’t ignore the light shining in their faces.         … Read more

Pastor’s Pondering, November 25, 2015

Writer Anne Lamott says there are basically only three prayers… “Help!”, “Thanks!”, And “Wow!” In her book by that title she suggests: “Thanks” is the short form of the original prayer I used to say          in gratitude for any unexpected grace in my life,                    “Thankyouthankyouthankyou.” As I grew spiritually, the prayer became the… Read more