presbytery

Last Tuesday night, Dwayne and I wanted a pizza.  We have “pizza” on speed dial and called to order a pepperoni pie.  There was no answer.  I called again, and the ringing went on and on and on.  Why?  Why wouldn’t the pizzeria pick up?  We thought, maybe they’re very…

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Why I’m Presbyterian

I was born asking the question, “Why?”  My father tells the story of driving the three-year-old-me miles to the local electrical sub-station all the while tracing the wires from our house, because I asked “how come?” every time I turned the light switch on and off.  As a preschooler, I drove my…

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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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Monmouth Presbytery — Keep It 100 or Weak Tea?

Using the illustration of Larry Wilmore again, I gave a variation of this talk to the Presbytery of Monmouth at the February 24th meeting: Larry Wilmore began his late night comedy program by introducing the concept of “Keeping it 100.”  Keeping it Real, Keeping it Authentic, Keeping it Honest.  He…

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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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8 Simple (Biker) Rules for Leading Change

I’m a biker.  Not the scary, outlaw kind … but the middle-aged, empty nest, “always wanted to ride fast and feel the wind” kind.  I learned to ride by taking a class at the community college one weekend in June 2009 (yes, clearly not the “I’m cool” kind).  When the…

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