This is a Kairos Time for our Churches

This is a Kairos Time for our Churches

Nothing quite brings us together—or drives us apart—as the joint experience of (even the threat of) suffering and death. From the moment that the wider world learned of a new virus causing widespread respiratory illness and death in China, many scientists in academia,... Read more
Easter in the Midst of Trouble

Easter in the Midst of Trouble

The church that I serve, Rockwell Falls Presbyterian, is gathering for worship each Sunday via the GoToMeeting service (GoToMeeting and Zoom are two excellent ways to meet as a church when you can’t meet physically together). When we first started this, we were hoping... Read more
Look for the Helpers

Look for the Helpers

Many years ago, when Mr. Rogers was a young boy, his mother said something to him (more than once) that he remembered and put into practice for the rest of his life. Whenever they saw some type of disaster, or a troubled situation on TV or in real life, she would say,... Read more
How Do You Sum up a Presbytery Meeting?

How Do You Sum up a Presbytery Meeting?

Now that is a good question, especially regarding our January 25th, 2020 presbytery meeting at the Korean Presbyterian Church. I could tell you about the necessary and exciting actions that were passed at the meeting, but you can read the minutes for those. I’m more... Read more
Christmas as a Way to Remember

Christmas as a Way to Remember

When I was a child and had to memorize something, my mother would always be willing to give me some hints on how to remember it. If it was a phone number, she would look for relationships between the numbers and tell me something like, “Do you see this two and six... Read more
Thanks Be to God!

Thanks Be to God!

At the November 19 Presbytery Meeting at Schoharie United Presbyterian Church, Kate Kotfila and I were given a matching task—not the same task but matching in the way that two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle fit together as a part of a greater whole. Our two pieces were... Read more