Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Romney Presbyterian organizing bus trip
This year, Pentecost fell on the last Sunday of May. Pentecost is a day in which the church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit and usually involves reading from the second chapter of Acts. Often, preachers focus on Peter’s sermon and the poetic quotation from Joel: “I will pour out my Sp…
Mountaindale Church Cemetery
As I participated in our local graduation this past weekend, I reflected on the position of graduates while also thinking back on last week’s column that ended with the topic of being disqualified.
Recently, I received a request from a college student for an interview to help her with an assignment in her religious studies course.
It is a daily occurrence. It is no longer shocking to see or read of another mass shooting. More frustrating is the seeming lack of dialogue about it and the search for resolutions or remedies. Our cultural love of firearms only seems to raise hackles. Other countries seem to be bewildere…
Last week I discussed the words of Paul and what he thought about all his striving as a younger man. It is so easy to get caught up in this world of competition. Paul himself even referenced competition in the midst trying to describe how to live this life as a believer here on earth. Run th…
On what many will call Memorial Weekend, this Sunday, though memorable, is for the Church, a celebration of Pentecost.
In the neighborhood where I grew up in Pennsylvania, about every second house had a large, green colored, metal box in the front yard. I didn’t know much about these “mysterious boxes” when I was younger. All I knew was they were warm in the winter (snow never accumulated on them), warm in t…
“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him,…
Spring is in full glory, and I am spending more and more time outside, trying to remember what perennials are where, and imagining what plants I will add to the menagerie in the coming weeks. My wife and I are not much at gardening, and it feels more like work than pleasure for us. I am some…
“Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies), then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord’s side—come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.” (E…
Slanesville Presbyterian to observe Mother’s Day
Maybe you’ve heard someone say the church needs you. And that’s true. And although you need to know that, it’s more important to know you need the church.
The greatest. The disciples argued about it, and even Jesus during his ministry mentioned some greatness associations such as Solomon and John the Baptist, but I wonder why this is such an issue with our time here.
Of all Jesus’ disciples, I have a soft spot for Thomas. Thomas is often stuck with the label “doubting Thomas,” which is patently unfair. Thomas’ level of doubt after Jesus’ crucifixion is not substantially higher than the other disciples and is certainly less debilitating.
Hanging Rock Church of the Brethren to hold fundraising dinner
“Today’s New Testament scripture has us looking at the early community of faith, as recorded in Acts 2:14a, 36-41. As we read this potion of scripture, we see Peter challenging those who were listening to change both their hearts and lives. We are told about 3,000 folks were baptized after t…
Mountain View AG holds pancake breakfast
I want to dive deeper into my column from last week into a topic that most if not all believers struggle with – belonging.
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. (John 21:3 NKJV)
I have lived in many places. Once, while in ministry in a small town in Kentucky, I was visiting a family on a summer day; a group of neighborhood kids were all playing outside. They had finished one game and they wanted to choose something else. Just then, a little boy in the group spoke up…
A House member, Stan McCain, in Florida’s legislature proposed a bill that would “require course material and instruction on sexually transmitted diseases, health education or material on human sexuality to ‘only occur in grades 6 through 12,’ according to the legislation.” One aspect of the…
Now that the Lenten season has ended and Easter is behind us, it would be easy to focus our attention on the remainder of springtime and begin to prepare for summer.
The Week of Weeks has passed and by the time you read this, it will be Wednesday or later in the week that follows the “Week.”
We are very happy to be able to share our Lenten Luncheon together and in person. Our theme this year is all about the people who Jesus encountered on His way to Calvary. For my part, I wanted to present a character study on one of the most important and exemplary women in the life of Christ…
I wrote last month about the Apostles’ Creed, one of several texts from the history of the church, which my congregation – Romney Presbyterian – often uses as an Affirmation of Faith in worship.
The week of all weeks is upon us.
Romney Ministerial Association to host community Easter service
John 11:1-45 tells us of Lazarus, the beloved friend of Jesus.
How often do you think back upon memories throughout a day?
We believe that everything recorded in the Bible is meaningful and purposeful. The Bible wastes no words.
Beaver Run Church of the Brethren welcomes folks for Easter services
Green Lane Cemetery to hold grounds cleaning
Seasons come and seasons go.
“Woke” is a modern term that has come to mean “conscious of injustice in society.” A “woke” person is especially attentive to discrimination and the issues surrounding it.
As we continue this journey called Lent, let us look at some Scripture that may help us on our journey. In Genesis 12: 1-4, we read of Abram answering the call to pick up stakes and follow God’s leading.
Mary, the mother of Jesus
Spring is on the way as its arrival is announced by the sighting of daffodils sprouting up from their winter slumber.
Our emotions have such a range of possibilities. As I begin another weekly column, I can’t help but think of this topic after the last couple weeks.
Augusta UM to hold pancake breakfast
(Luke 23:39-43) Let us focus on verse 42-43:
Metanonoi (Greek for repentance) is a cousin of metamorphosis. When John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ, he told the crowds to hear the good news, get washed up, be drowned, give away surplus clothing, and practice justice—in short, “Repent!” (Luke 3:1-14)