I remember the day I learned that Ghanaian currency had once been the cowrie shell.  “A shell, like you could pick up from the beach?” I remember thinking. “Money can be anything," Father Kofi said, "so long as it’s hard to come by and everyone agrees on its worth.”...

March 13, 2020

My dear family in Christ,

Your staff and Session have made the decision to suspend Sunday morning worship for a while, following this Sunday’s service. You don’t need me to say why, as I’m sure you’ve all received a dozen or so notices like this already;...

Reading the Bible is like being at a family reunion.  No one tells the same story the exact same way. There are no two people who think the same way about everything--but we are a Christian family, and by the time we leave that family reunion we are missing each other...

Yesterday was a glorious day.  It’s all relative, of course, but following this past winter with its Beethoven-style final snowfalls--one more of which may still come tonight--compared to that, it was.  The sun was beautiful; there were a few drops of rain, so no seedl...

Pride goes before destruction,

   and a haughty spirit before a fall.

It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor

   than to divide the spoil with the proud.

~Proverbs 16:18,19.

The other day, I paged through a book entitled “Say the Wrong Thing:...

Hear this amazing passage from Acts:

The whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.  With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resur...

In the last couple of days, this sanctuary has been a grim place.  You wouldn’t think it on Easter Sunday--you’d think we were all celebration, all joy and gladness--but consider, if you didn’t, coming to one of our Holy Week services next year.  You will hear a differ...

March 25, 2018

You are part of a crowd today.  I won’t pretend it’s a big thronging crowd here in this sanctuary, although I daresay you were impressive when you walked the aisles during the first hymn.  We’re big enough that we can fairly call ourselves o oxlos, the original Greek w...

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