Opinion: Do we still need tutoring programs? January 4, 2011
I remember a time in the late seventies through the middle eighties when hundreds of churches were involved in after school tutoring programs. Is that still happening?
Opinion: Peace and goodwill to all December 27, 2010
This is a blessed time, the days between Christmas Eve and Epiphany, these "twelve days of Christmas". When I was a local pastor and mother of young children, December 26 was always my favorite day of the season because it was so quiet and peaceful.
Opinion: Christmas compassion December 23, 2010
This is going to be a melancholy Christmas for my family. My grandfather, who is 92 and has lived a very full and wonderful life, is winding down his final days. It is an odd feeling – the sensation of grief mixed with the cheer of Christmas.
Opinion: Happy X-mas revisited December 20, 2010
This year, more than most, it isn't "Joy to the World" ringing in my ears, but John Lennon's "Happy X-mas (War is Over)."
Opinion: The good word December 15, 2010
Election night speeches, in which candidates running for public office proclaim victory or concede defeat, always seem so surreal, particularly at the moment they mention their opponents.
Opinion: The waiting is the hardest part December 13, 2010
Like many pastors, I am what is known as "bi-vocational." I serve a congregation that is too small to pay me a full time salary so I have another job on the side to pay the bills. At the end of the year, however, that job will end.
Opinion: It can get even better November 15, 2010
I don't spend a lot of time on YouTube, but on occasion someone points something out to me and I go to see what it's all about. That's what sent me looking for the It Gets Better Project.
Letter: Edith Guffey answers the question ‘Why Ellen DeGeneres?’ October 28, 2010
When Keeping You ePosted helped kick off a campaign earlier this week to bring Ellen DeGeneres to General Synod, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the initial energy contagious. However, a few people scratched their heads and a couple even complained: Why Ellen?
Opinion: Restoring civility to the public square October 26, 2010
As people of faith, we are called to be engaged in the public arena we know as politics. When we doubt our place in the political process, we need only listen to the words of Jesus in sermon after sermon appealing to the people to be actively involved in seeking the common good.