Pastor’s Friday Comments (07.10.20)

This past week a noted Baptist ethicist wrote an opinion piece for Baptist News Global, offering five reasons why it is time to think about reopening churches. Whether or not he regrets writing the article, I’m fairly certain he regrets the level of backlash he got,...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (07.03.20)

Last week in this space I suggested that we would all benefit from reading more, but I also said we should be careful about our sources, read some things with which we might disagree, and read deep and difficult writings to be better informed on issues. I assume it...

From the Pastor….

Many of you probably never drive on State Bridge Road past the church building unless you are actually coming to church. If that is true for you, I want to prepare you for what you are going to see within the next few weeks. You should be aware that a couple of weeks...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (06.26.20)

When the staff writes our blogs for the monthly newsletter, you will see on the front page just a few lines (I assume to pique your interest) and a link you can click on to “read more.” What I hadn’t noticed until a friend on the other side of the country pointed it...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (06.19.20)

Back in the old days, like four months ago, when we used to stay in hotels, you might come into your room at night to find that there was a blinking light on the telephone. It was an alert telling you that you had a message. In pastoral care class they taught us that...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (06.12.20)

In response to the death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed, the ministers of our community felt the need to respond in some way. There was considerable dialogue about what the best response would be, but we were united in feeling that some statement...