In December, Amistad Chapel UCC went to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to view "Violins of Hope," an exhibit of restored violins from the concentration camps of World War II.
If you can keep your head when all around you others are losing theirs . . . These words from the first line of Rudyard Kipling 's iconic poem “If” have inspired me since I was in grade school.
I’m not a “numbers” person by nature.
“Let’s Ditch Sunday School” is the title of a talk I’ve given in various places and in webinars over the last couple of years.
In mid-December, I attended an “Allies for Equality” reception, sponsored by Equality Ohio, honoring the work of Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director of Cleveland Public Theatre.
I love award shows, but sometimes the host’s jokes just aren’t funny.
We are in one of those thin places. Christmas and Epiphany have long passed.
Together we have celebrated the birth of the Christ child, and we know the wise ones are journeying to bring the newborn king gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Last Sunday after worship, several members of Amistad Chapel UCC traveled to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in an eastern suburb of Cleveland to view –– to experience –– the special exhibit, “Violins of Hope,” a collection of restored violins that “survived” the concentration camps of World War II.
James Moore tells a story in one of his books about being invited one evening after a speaking engagement to have dinner with a family in their home.