Pastor’s Pen

 

Freedom

Posted on Jul 1, 2021 in Pastor's Pen

Summer is the season of freedom—the freedom of vacations as well as the freedom we celebrate with patriotic holidays. Memorial Day is the warm-up observance. …

Pastor Fogal Ordained

Posted on Jun 3, 2021 in Pastor's Pen

Pastor Bob Fogal had a memorable month of May, and as a result, his Pastor’s Pen took a vacation! On Sunday, May 23, Bob added …

Lent is the Time

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in Pastor's Pen

Lent is the time during the church year when we more often hear the words ‘sin’ and ‘repent.’ The words seem to go together, as …

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 …

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