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New York’s Reproach

From the Pastor’s Study  (1/27/19) Although I have lived most of my life in the great state of Michigan, I am by birth a native of the Empire State, New York.  I was born in a small town at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, three hours north of New […]

Many-colored Grace…

Back when I was a college student I believe I possessed a fairly well developed sense of style.  I was certainly no clothes horse.  However, whether motivated by trying to fit in with my peers or perhaps hoping to look appealing to young ladies, I was always careful to dress […]

“a whole other aspect to investigate”

As a fire service chaplain I have been exposed to extreme forms of crises most pastors never encounter.  Frequently I have been called upon to minister to the victims of these tragedies as well as to the firefighters themselves. To better equip myself for this unique ministry, I have attended […]

Poisoning America

A disturbing trend has been observed in the United States in recent years – the lowering of the average life expectancy.  With no major war, continual improvement in medical technology, decreasing popular acceptance of cigarette smoking, the use of seatbelts and air bags in automobiles, how can life expectancy be […]