Good Friday 2019: Crucified and Oppressed

Good Friday 2019: Crucified and Oppressed

What comes before the resurrection of Jesus Christ? One answer: Christ’s crucifixion. Another answer: Hebrew scripture. Lately I have been thinking about the relation between those two answers, prompted in part by discussion in a theology book group at my home church,... Read more
Maundy Thursday 2019

Maundy Thursday 2019

  1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 …the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread… I learned it the hard way. School teachers know this dynamic. Supervisors managing those with diverse expectations know it. Pastors... Read more
A Farewell from Rev. Scott DeBlock

A Farewell from Rev. Scott DeBlock

Dear Friends of Albany Presbytery, I want to thank you all for your friendship and care in my brief yet enjoyable 4-year sojourn in Albany Presbytery. As I write this, I am unpacking boxes in our new home in Scarborough, Maine as my wife Heidi is working at one of... Read more