Tag Archives: church

Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies — It’s Past Time

For several weeks now the Session (local governing body) of First Presbyterian Church has been considering a proposal to endorse an overture to the General Assembly (highest governing body) of the Presbyterian Church (USA). “Overture” is church speak for an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Liberal Calvinist

While in the Surgical Waiting Room at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, I picked up copy The American Conservative Magazine (September/October 2013) and found it interesting reading.  Of special interest was an article about Marilynne Robison, the author of Gilead and Home. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Chewing on Justice

The “Faith Food Friday” forum is in its second year.  A program of the Village Square, the slogan for FFF is “Improbable Conversations for People of Faith and No Faith at All (because talking politics wasn’t hard enough).  I’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Lord, Forgive Us Our . . .

There are some pitfalls in this brave new world of social media.  One of them is the fact that when I make a blooper, it is exposed not only to the flock (who are used to my many shortcomings) but … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pig in a Poke

When I arrived to serve First Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee in 1985, Florida was coming down with a bad case of lottery fever.  Both conservative Christian groups and the liberal-leaning Florida Council of Churches opposed the establishment of a state-run … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Dissing the Saints

A colleague sent me an article by Tom Ehrich, dated January 5, which offers an interesting take on the changes churches will have to make to avoid fading into obscurity.  Erhrich, who I gather is an Episcopalian pastor, writes about … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment