Category: culture

“Mazel tov y’all!” – In the best Hebrew-Presbyterian tradition

One of the many blessings that come from being a preacher’s husband is the opportunity to go with her to various events. Dinners, speaking invitations, civic engagements, preaching, weddings. I get to spend time with Rebekah, meet interesting people, celebrate important occasions, enjoy good food, and more. On the third day a wedding took place…

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Notes from the start of school

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain This morning, as complex and potentially fraught as yesterday’s post, I want to talk about the beginning of this 2020-2021 school year. There are no…

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Some musings around the deception that ties our conscience concerning abortion to partisan politics

Disclaimer: I do not want to tell you how you vote (I myself have a non-partisan, mixed voting record), but I do want to influence how you approach thinking about important issues. This weekend I heard an interview where an “on the fence” voter listed a dozen reasons he was at first inclined to vote…

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