"What Makes Worth?"
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.” I am not an international economic scholar, though I pretend to be one on Facebook (just kidding) -- so this thought stuck with me and grew there. Money is a construct. Coins, bills, checks, credit cards, accou
A Pastoral Letter regarding COVID-19
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; but as your pastor, I want to say that this is not theologically unwarranted. Jesus repeated the Hebrew scriptural commandment that we love our neighbor as ourselves, and reminded us all: “The Sabbath was m