I’ve heard arguments over the years that the church should focus solely (souly?) on the spiritual well-being of its members and their..
Late last year my congregation did something different. We put together what we called “Be the Church Sunday,” in which, after prayer..
On Mondays each week I volunteer at a 24-hour skilled nursing facility that my congregation helped start for AIDS/HIV patients. Not a..
Earlier this year when I read about — and then read — the “Zionism Unsettled” report on sources of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,..
When we look back at World War I 100 years after its start, it’s easy to see that public opinion was wrong..
WASHINGTON D.C. – It was late on a recent Friday afternoon when I slipped into New York Avenue Presbyterian Church here to..
I think of Margaret E. Towner as the Presbyterian Jackie Robinson. In 1956, she broke the gender line to become the first..
For four straights Sundays, my congregation brought in two excellent seminary professors to talk to us first about why we should care..
Like many congregations, mine has a library. It’s near the office on the first floor of the church building and is named..
Late last year, as I was finishing the manuscript for my new book, “Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans,” which is rooted..
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