November 2018

November 28, 2018   Dear Pastor and friends, The cold grip of winter has finally expressed itself in southern Ohio. Snow and single digits, accompanied by heavy coats, boots and gloves will be the norm for the next few months I suppose. Thankfully, the seasons...

September 2018

September 20, 2018   Dear Pastor & friends, Two disconsolate, disillusioned and discouraged disciples slowly walked the eight miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Somewhere along the way, a stranger sidled up beside them and listened to the news of the day, that...

August 2018

  August 22, 2018   Dear Pastor & friends, I have tried to be a keen observer of the trends in fundamentalism and especially as they lately have seemed to merge with the trends in our culture. If there is anything that should go against the grain of...

July 2018

      July 17, 2018   Dear Pastor & friends, The summer days are full upon us and busy is the by-word of the day. Sometimes I believe too busy, especially with the minutiae of the daily duties becoming a deterrent to the ministry. When one gets...

July 2016

July 18, 2016   Dear Pastor & friends, Earlier this month I spoke at a youth conference in Arkansas.  Now I know some of you are more than skeptical about an old guy in his late 60’s preaching to teens…that makes two of us!  However, there were some saved and...