Not Post Anything

People these days are forever claiming that we live in a “Post-Something” world. There was talk a few years ago that we might be living in a Post-Racial society, meaning that racial differences don’t matter so much any more. Then the number of white supremacist groups shot up, under various euphemistic titles and disclaimers, while a string of tragic incidents led to the declaration that Black Lives…

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Make Like a Tree: Trunk

This is the second post in a 5-post series entitled, “Make Like a Tree.” Feel free to check out each of the posts! Last week we talked about our “roots;” the things that have developed in our lives to make us who we are today. This week we’ll talk about the product of those roots, and what breaks through the surface into the light of day. What we present to the world, our core values and beliefs, grow from…

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Rolling Stones

“When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. Then he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. M…

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Out of Obscurity

This month, a few more-or-less random weekly observations on the matter of heritage, as Westminster celebrates its 70th anniversary year. Some years ago I had occasion to visit Scotland, where about half of my ancestors came from—which makes me a typical western Pennsylvania Presbyterian, by the way. In preparation for the trip I invested a little time and money in a genealogy program and m…

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Make Like a Tree: Roots

This is the first post in a 5-post series entitled, “Make Like a Tree.” Feel free to check out each of the posts! One of the biggest struggles I have working with people is making sure that we’re all on the same page with the amount of effort that we think our task is going to take. This is equally true if the project is painting a bedroom or working through a season of depression. We’ve probably all see…

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