Of Prayers for Las Vegas…

Please join me in praying for the victims and survivors, for the people and the city of Las Vegas, for the first responders, police, and emergency personnel: “In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we enjoin your divine mercies.  Lord,...

Of Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Wild Fires…

As we watch Mexico dig out from yet another debilitating earthquake, watch the islands of the Caribbean lashed by yet another super-powered catastrophic hurricane, as we struggle to remain mindful of the recovery plight of those in Texas, as we see entire regions of...

Of the Events in Charlottesville…

The white nationalist, white supremacy, Neo-nazi movements and other overtly racist groups, beliefs, and attitudes that were on display last weekend in Charlottesville, VA are contrary to the Gospel of Jesus and the opposite of the coming Reign of God that Jesus is...

Of Our New Mission…

Today, I am pleased to reveal to the congregation for the very first time the fruit of nine months of diligent prayer and work by you the people of Gardens Presbyterian Church.  The fruit of which I am speaking is our church’s new mission statement and congregational...

Of Meeting with Troubles…

This morning during my time of morning prayer I read this passage from John Bunyan: “…they have left their house and home, and turned pilgrims, seek a world to come, and they have met with hardship in the way and they do meet with troubles night and...

Of The Utility of Wealth…

Many of you know that this summer I’m pursuing a Certificate in Financial Management as part of my continuing professional education.  Shockingly, I did not learn any finance while in seminary.  Math has never been my favorite and finance has been a blind spot...