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Lent 5

Of the people of the Bible that we don’t hear from, Lazarus is the one I think I’d like to talk to the most.  We can surmise that Lazarus was Jesus’ best friend outside of the Twelve; he was likely … Continue reading

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Lent 4

There was once a man named John Henry Newton. Born in 1725 and raised up hard by his father (after his mother died of tuberculosis), young John Newton was not a nice man.  “Newton lost his first job, in a … Continue reading

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Lent 3

Water is power.  The signs of that are all around us.  Ports on the Delaware, the D&R Canal, the draw of the shore in the summertime.  If you live on the shore, the power of water is obvious, especially when … Continue reading

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Lent 2

So up until now, I haven’t mentioned anything about the Coronavirus, but I guess it’s time. Thankfully, because I have a Facebook account, I am now an infectious disease expert, much like the political science expert it has helped me … Continue reading

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Lent 1

In spite of him being my polar opposite, or perhaps because of that, one of my favorite professors at seminary was the Rev. Dr. Robert Prichard, professor of Church History, among other subjects.  Dr. Prichard literally wrote the book on … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2

So I want you to think of a carpenter, a guy carpenter.  I know at least fifty carpenters and general contractors, so surely you know a few as well.  You can picture them, right?  Masters of  the math of construction, … Continue reading

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Baptism of Our Lord

So on Wednesday, I attended the annual dinner of the Burlington County Fire Chief’s Association – every year I open and close the dinner with prayer.  The keynote speaker this year was Daniel Onieal, who is the Deputy Administrator of … Continue reading

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