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From the Pastor’s Study – Eisenhower

It was a high school teacher who showed me that history is more than just names, dates, and places. History is the record of the influence of ideas – political, sociological, economic, and religious. Everyone from the capitalist to the communist recognizes the influence of economics. Each election cycle we […]

From the Pastor’s Study – “The Written Letter Remains”

From the Pastor’s Study (9/8/19) During tax season earlier this year I went to the bank to make a transfer from my savings account to my checking account. I owed the IRS some money, and was arranging to pay it. I know, I could have done this electronically without a […]

From the Pastor’s Study – Prized Possessions

The challenge in sorting through my mother’s possessions after she died was not because her possessions were so numerous. There was, of course, the grief that colored the process. But it was also difficult because mixed among the clothing, dishes, furniture, and a few pieces of gold jewelry, were items […]

From the Pastor’s Study: All Longsuffering

My travels as an evangelist back in the early 1990’s took me to some small towns in the hills of West Virginia. In one old chapel in a coal mining community I met an elderly woman named Tommy Ann. I remember her both because I thought she had an unusual […]