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:...

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