Devotional Reflection

Monday Musings (The Mind of Christ)

“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 2:5) is reverberating through my head as I approach this year’s Holy Week.  Now, I realize that I am treading on thin ice here, but my reflections for this week are nothing but my limited attempts to […]

Manipunativity

I can quite honestly say I am having a “cognitive dissonance Advent”.  Late in November I received a monograph from two graduate students for review and comments.  One of the most intriguing aspects of the monograph is that its authors are young females — one Israeli and one Palestinian.  Their […]

Epiphantasy

From the Gospel According to Bob, Chapter 2, vss. 13-44: Lo, and behold, travelers from the east and parts southeast and newer developments more to the south actually than the east, were on a quest — some having traveled weeks, others months, others years — all hoping to discover the Messiah […]

Whadjagit?

Over the next forty-eight hours, one question will be asked more often than all others combined — “whadjagit for Christmas?”  I use the contraction instead of “what did you get?” for a very simple, personal reason.  When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I had a classmate – Wiley […]

Garden Club Christianity

Every community has its own unique interests and passions, and when I served in northern New Jersey in the 1980s, that interest was gardening.  In Westwood and the three towns surrounding (Emerson, Hillsdale, and Park Ridge), garden clubs were the rage.  To be a pastor seeking to connect with the […]

Christian Fruit Loops

While this is fairly easy to find, people are constantly asking me for a “copy,” so I am posting it here again. People who know me know that I am very big on fruit: the outward and visible manifestations of the faith we profess.  James says it all when he […]