Pastor's Ponderings

  • Harmony

    I deeply appreciate music. For that I have my parents to thank, for they exposed my brothers and me to different forms of music. They would play those old vinyl records of their type of music—classical, sacred, ballads. And they would allow us to listen to our musical preferences—pop, folk,

  • Death, Taxes, Life

    “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” These words, traditionally attributed to Benjamin Franklin, have become part of American consciousness. We have come to accept death and taxes as inevitable “evils” in this world. If we could, we prefer to avoid them. But

  • Delight in the Cross

    The Holy Week is upon us. It is that time of the year when the story of the crucifixion of Jesus looms large in the consciousness of Christians, and in the consciousness of many non-Christians as well. What is it that comes to mind when we think of the cross?