I admit, I’m a bit scared

Monday brought the news of yet another school shooting, this time not far from Columbine High School. I was working at a Middle School the day of the Columbine shooting. I remember the haunted looks on the teacher’s eyes at the Middle School where I worked the day the Columbine shooting took place.

Healing Hands

My wife and I visit Pennsbury Manor with some frequency. We find this reconstructed Summer estate of William Penn to be a wonderful way to spend a few hours. The Manor hosts several programs throughout the year, and we try to attend as many as we can. On these tours we’ve gotten to explore how…

Healing

This past Friday and Saturday our youth group participated in Worldvision’s 30 Hour Famine. The event calls people to forego food for 30 hours, for which they raise funds to give toward worldwide hunger relief 1. During these 30 hours participants learn about the impact of hunger and poverty, do a service project, and through…

Not Quiet

This post is an edited manuscript for my sermon on Luke 18:35-43. Jesus comes near Jericho. If you’ve been keeping track to our sermon series this is actually an event which happens before the story with the wee little man up in a tree 1. I think the lectionary switched the order around because of…

Going Back

This past weekend I traveled to my almost alma mater to see my Parents, sister, and nieces in a performance of The Music Man.  It was the first time my parents ever did something like that, so there was no way I was going to miss it, but it was also the last show of…