Category Archives: Bible

What Does It Mean to Be Alive?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, May 10, 2020 The message I have this morning is about what it means to be alive – something very much on my mind as we go through this time of pandemic.  The summer … Continue reading

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Three Ways of Looking at the Christmas Story

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, December 15, 2019 You’ve probably noticed it’s the Christmas season.  Holiday lights, decorated trees, cookies with icing and sprinkles, advertisements, glitter and glow.  The season when couples apparently give each other pick-up trucks.  There’s … Continue reading

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Hearing Leadings

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, February 3, 2019 What is God asking of me today?  Where is God leading me? These days, such questions are very much on my mind.  Especially these days, because it seems we live in such … Continue reading

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How Am I a Christian?

December 1, 2018 “How am I a Christian?” is the title of an article I have in this month’s Friends Journal.  Here’s a snippet from the piece: One of the Advices in the New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice reads “Make … Continue reading

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Follow the Bad Guy?

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, April 1, 2018 Do you like crime stories? I do.  Ellen and I watch them on TV: Magnum PI, Inspector Morse, Major Crimes.  I am almost always reading one, too, and when I’m done I … Continue reading

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Is There Oneness Deep Down at the Center of Things?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, February 4, 2018 Today I bring you a question, a big question. Is there ONENESS deep down at the center of things? Is there? Do you believe there is? If you do not think … Continue reading

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What Were We Expecting from Christmas?

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting,  January 7, 2017 Did you have a good Christmas? Were there any surprises? The first Christmas must have come as a surprise to nearly everyone. It was surely a surprise to Mary and Joseph, … Continue reading

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What to Make of the Christmas Story

Message given at Durham Friends Meeting, November 26, 2017 We had a lovely Thanksgiving at our house. Robbie is home from Westtown for the week, and Ellen’s Mom is with us for two months. On Thursday, we gathered with family … Continue reading

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I’m With Stupid

August 7, 2016     Message delivered at Durham Friends Meeting You’d think that someone standing up to bring a message would talk about something he knew. Wouldn’t you? That would be reasonable. But this morning I want to talk … Continue reading

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The Greatest Commandment

May 24, 2016 As an anchor in my understanding of what God is asking of me, I turn often to the Bible passage often known as The Greatest Commandment. It’s told in three of the Gospels. Here’s the version from … Continue reading

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