Monmouth

Keep it 100: Know Yourself

This is the General Presbyter report to Monmouth Presbytery June 23, 2015 You’ve heard me talk about Keeping it 100 for the past few meetings.  In February I spoke about Keep it 100 in the presbytery by being 100% real and honest with each other.  I also talked about keeping it 100…

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Church: Keep it Real

This was the “General Presbyter” report given to the Presbytery of Monmouth on Tuesday, April 28. Sitting behind the communion table, waiting for the elders to bring the elements back to the table, I leaned over and whispered to the pastor, “I could listen to you preach every week … ”…

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Letter from the General Presbyter

This is a copy of the letter I sent to Monmouth Presbytery in response to the passage of Amendment 14F on marriage.   Dear Friends, While not all presbyteries have voted yet, as of tonight more than the 86 presbyteries needed have approved the constitutional amendment to W-4.9000 regarding the definition of…

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Facing our Trolls

I’ve been thinking about trolls.  No, actually, not the cute, big hair, naked belly button dolls of my youth … but internet trolls.  Act One of This American Life told the story this week of Lindy West and one of her former trolls.  Ever since listening to the podcast, I’ve been thinking…

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The Marriage Question

Dwayne and I have been married for over thirty-five years now.  When we were married, we were kids.  Really.  We were the age of legal majority, but we were not old enough to drink alcohol in some states … or in any state today.  Why did we get married as…

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This is a copy of my presentation and request to New Brunswick Presbytery tonight … We are now at the end of my three year term as Regional Presbyter in Monmouth and New Brunswick presbyteries.  Both presbyteries and I agreed to a three year term so that we could give…

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