Pastor’s Friday Comments (02.21.20)

If you have ever stood in the Parkway pulpit to lead in worship, you probably noticed that there is a 3”x5” index card in front of the microphone with just two words: “SLOW DOWN!” That admonition is there as a simple reminder that I tend to talk faster than some...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (02.14.20)

I am greatly helped in my daily devotional time by an email I receive from Father Richard Rohr, the director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. His exploration of the writings of early Church leaders, ancient and contemporary mystics, and contemplatives,...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (02.07.20)

A few of you have already reported in on my challenge to read the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5, 6, and 7. (The majority of you have not. Remember that by the end of this month, if you haven’t told me you have read the assignment, I’ll be asking you directly.) As...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (01.31.20)

Anyone who knows anything about the American religious landscape knows that we live in a “post-denominational age”. Few people are loyal enough to a particular denominational “brand” that, if they leave one congregation, because of moving or any other reason,...

From the Pastor (02.01.20)

Almost four years ago our congregation was approached with an opportunity to sell part of our unused land for a commercial project. For some very good reasons, that proposal did not work out, but it prompted our leaders to recognize that we were in possession of an...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (01.24.20)

As you probably know, our men’s group is reading a powerful and persuasive book by Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners, entitled Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus. I commend this book to you enthusiastically, though some of you may not like his...