A Season of Learning

Note: I have written a separate reflection regarding the horror of what happened in Las Vegas last night here: http://st-matthews-uc.org/vegas-horrors-and-healing/ One of the things that I have always appreciated about St. Matthew’s is the appreciation and value placed on education and academic study. Clint consistently led book studies prior to...

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Vegas: Horrors and Healing

We all woke up this morning to the horrible news of the shooting in Las Vegas, along with the many echoes of “thoughts and prayers” being sent out to those affected by the shooting. Admittedly, even as a person of faith, I find such expressions pretty hollow. Thoughts and prayers...

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The Ministry of All Believers

Last week, I had a great experience one evening at the retirement home that is just across the street from my house in Evanston. Earlier in the day, I received a call from Brad Baillod asking for directions up into my neck of the woods, as he was going to...

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Summer’s Last Breath and New Beginnings

This is overdue. I realized that my last message and reflection was the day after the eclipse in August. Here we are, well into September, and this is my first weekly letter of the fall. I find it fascinating that it  is far easier to fall out of a disciplined...

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