Oh, What Joy!

Return to blog In mid-May Karen and I traveled back to New Jersey to celebrate a friend’s graduation from Princeton Seminary. Then we helped her pack a U-Haul and drove with her from Princeton to Yuma, Colorado, where she has begun her first call as an ordained...

The Fresh Air of Open Debate

Return to blog Photo Credit: St. Cloud Times Before I begin this month’s column, let me encourage you to read Winston Presnall’s tribute to Diane Woollett at her memorial service on April 28. Diane was the Clerk of Session at First Presbyterian Church of Orange for...

The Divine Mystery of Forgiveness

Return to blog Photo by Jason Stephenson Happy Eastertide! Soon after his resurrection, Jesus appears to the disciples in a locked room and says, “Peace be with you.” When their excitement has died down, he resumes. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the...