Does It Do Any Good?

This past weekend I was able to watch A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. I won’t give a review of it here 1, but the film put me in a reflective mood. Mr. Rogers has that effect on me. Fred Rogers made a deliberate choice to live his life loving and caring for others. His…

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.

What to do? – The Sermon

Following the attack on a Texas church last week, I feel the need to take an interlude from my current sermon series.

Mirror Time

I received a notification on my iPad as I was getting ready to face the day last Wednesday – A gunman had attacked a group of Republican Congressional Representatives. Soon after a friend, with whom I have often commiserated over the state of our culture, sent me a message, “And now we’ve devolved into shooting…

Stop the madness

Churches need to have a serious talk about guns. If one bothers to look there is more information coming out about the church shooting in North Wales last Sunday. Most of the information in this latest article I already knew from sources one step removed from the actual shooting. I haven’t shared it because I…

Whatever happened to community?

On October 5th 2015 Philadelphia area colleges and universities were on alert because of social media threats made on social networking. At the same time some of my old friends from Eastern, who work for peace in Jesus’ name down at The Simple Way, had also received threats which they described with the statement, “we…