Pastor's Ponderings

  • A Forgiving Ring

    Some years ago, I visited the Cazadero Baptist Camp with the purpose of determining whether it would be an appropriate place for the church to hold our family camp. While there, I decided to shoot some basketball hoops at the camp’s half court. It was then that I made my

  • Word War

    TV news magazine 20/20 just featured the case of Michelle Carter. She was recently convicted and sentenced for involuntary manslaughter in what has been described as the ”texting suicide” case. Carter was deemed responsible for the death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy, primarily through her communications with the victim in

  • Keeping Watch

    “May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other” (Genesis 31.49 NIV). These words have always been to me the “Mizpah Benediction.” They were usually uttered as a concluding blessing of worship gatherings, and sometimes as a “Christian goodbye” between friends. The benediction