Pastor’s Pen

 

Liberty and Justice for All

Posted on Jan 1, 2021 in Pastor's Pen

Many folks are looking at the first few weeks of 2021 wondering what additional wreckage will be wrought in our political culture before January 20th. …

Darkness — Light

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

The morning sun is shining brightly as I write. Even though the air remains crisp from the night, the feeling of warmth on my face …

The Gifts of a Simple Life

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

I have struggled with how to approach preparing a Pastor’s Pen for November. By the time you read this, elections will have taken place but …

Faith & Politics? Not Gonna Touch It . . . .

Posted on Oct 8, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

Politics, sex, and money. Once upon a time, young preachers were advised to avoid all three in their sermons—and most new men of the cloth …

What’s Normal?

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

I’ve heard a lot of people say one or the other of the following statements: “I can’t wait to get back to normal.” “We will …

Whiteness

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

Black Lives Matter. I venture to say that each person who reads this column has a visceral response to seeing those three words. Minimal or …

Fear and Faith

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

I have not yet encountered anyone during this pandemic who is totally without fear. A person who is totally without fear or anxiety is an …

Sabbath Economics and COVID-19

Posted on May 5, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

Occasionally, (well, more than occasionally, actually) I come across other people’s words that express important things better than I can. This is one of those …

COVID-19 and Faith

Posted on Apr 14, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

Let’s begin with some facts. The outbreak of a new coronavirus began in China in December and has now spread around the world. While often …

Resistance Training

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 in Pastor's Pen

The United Church of Christ publishes an online Daily Devotional (https://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional), the vast majority of which are written by United Church of Christ pastors and church …

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