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Stay Tuned…

In my early days I first became familiar with “cliffhangers” watching Batman on cable TV.  Each episode ended up with a little teaser that would entice you to watch the next episode: “Will Batman and the Boy Wonder escape the clutches of this perilous Penguin and his...

Twenty Years On

“Something died in the United States of America this week. In the smoke and debris of lower Manhattan, in the western wing of the Pentagon of Washington, D.C., and in a placid wooded area of western Pennsylvania, our sense of invulnerability burned to the ground. In...

Seeing Jesus

“On a spring morning in about the year 30 CE, three men were executed by the Roman authorities in Judea. Two were ‘brigands’… the third was executed as another type of political criminal… Those who looked on doubtless thought that the world would little note what...

An Encouraging Word

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 As a college junior, I once scored a 38 percent on an important test in my major....

A Prayer for our Students and their Teachers

Lord God, Creator of all wisdom and truth, we lift up our prayers to you as summer winds down and many begin a new school year. Both our students and our teachers are coming through the most disruptive year in memory due to COVID-19. Help both groups negotiate the new...

Think Small

As I look around the world, I see many long-term problems: chronic poverty, heart-rending injustice, inadequate food and medical care, unequal access to education, governmental corruption, human greed, entrenched violence, and endless wars, to name just a few. Such...