Sacred Grieving and Abortion in New York State

The Privilege, Duty and Call of Grieving – From Daniel 9:1-20 As I heard the news about the passing of the “Reproductive Health Act” here in New York this week, I was hit with a fresh wave of wonder at … Continue reading

Thinking Biblically – About Government Shutdowns

Does the Bible have anything to say about government shutdowns? Not directly. But there is a Biblical principle which bears directly on the impact of such a shutdown, regardless of whether or not it is owing to one party or … Continue reading

A 12 Day Christmas Treat

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas or “Twelvetide” spans the time from Christmas Day (Dec. 25) to January 5. It is a time of remembering the incarnation and extending that remembrance so it does not just run by too quickly. … Continue reading

Jesus and Social Media

Matthew 5:21–26 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be … Continue reading

A Gem from Robert Murray McCheyne

“Nothing that is imperfect can make us perfect in the sight of God. Hence the admirable direction of an old divine: ‘Labor after sanctification to the utmost; but do not make a Christ of it; if so, it must come … Continue reading

A Good Friday Poem

Come gather with me, brothers dear I’ve longed to sit and dine To eat my final Passover With you I own as mine   My time, at last, is now at hand And though I’ve told you so I know … Continue reading

A Lesson in Context – A Tale from my oft mis-spent youth.

Genesis 31:44–49 “Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I. And let it be a witness between you and me.” So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. And Jacob said to his kinsmen, … Continue reading