Archive for 2016

Unglued News

Some colleagues and I will be blogging for Presbyterians Today over the next 12 months in an effort to share what we’ve learned so far in our work with The Unglued Church in Pittsburgh Presbytery. The opportunity to speak to the wider church about what we’ve learned in the process is both a great honor and…

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Safe Home

I am serving as moderator of a session for a church without a pastor. One of their long-time members died last week and I was asked to officiate at her funeral on Saturday. Although I met briefly with her husband and one of her sons a couple days before the service, I did not know…

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#morethanmean #hardlyhuman

On Tuesday, I watched a YouTube video that has since gone viral featuring two female sportswriters, Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro. The women decided to confront online bullies by having regular guys read the tweets/comments the women have received, out loud, face to face. If you haven’t seen it yet, go to this link: https://youtu.be/9tU-D-m2JY8  I will…

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Remember Me — A Eulogy for B

  Luke 23:32-43 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus* there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[ 34Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they…

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Dashed Expectations

Luke 19:28-40 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there…

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On Thin Ice

Lent 1C Luke 4:1-14    Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3The devil said to him,…

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High Places

Transfiguration Sunday, Year C Exodus 34:29-35  29Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses,…

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Love, Jed.

This was the last picture I took of Jed, our 5 month old tabby kitten who was euthanized on Monday morning due to a nasty, inscrutable virus that is quite rare but viciously lethal for young cats. We’ve had very good luck with animals at our house. Shortly after we were married, Mitchell and I…

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