Study Leave

Study Leave

People wonder what it is that Pastor's do on study leave. A wide variety of activities can fall under study leave. We can go on a retreat and engage in…
A Mark of Civilization

A Mark of Civilization

My wife and I are currently on vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a small city called Escanaba. We are staying in a cozy AirBnB downtown in what…

Hagia Sophia Turned into Mosque

In the news recently, but not receiving much play in the U.S., is the move by the Turkish Government to convert Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey into a mosque. Here…

Porting WordPress

I have been doing some server and domain shuffling. The final remains of what I have always refered to as my Internet Empire are finally crumbling into total obscurity. However,…

Civil Liberties and Covid 19

There is a great difference between being ordered to stay in our homes and doing so voluntarily. I am very skeptical that the government can order us to not gather…

An Easter Observation

This is the first Easter I know of that the First Presbyterian Church is completely empty...except for me. I did my usual morning tour of the building and thought of…

Debts / Sins / Trespasses

It is interesting how different denominations have different ways of reciting the Lord's prayer. There is one difference specifically that sets denominations apart and that is the line: "Forgive us…