Tag: community

Voter Registration

In light of the impending elections and the great passion being generated, I am going to do some occasional posts on citizenship and the public sphere. The most basic right and responsibility of citizenship is, first of all, to: VOTE If you are not registered to VOTE,  the deadline is October 19. It is easy […]

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All You Need is Love

Well, maybe it’s not all you need, but it’s certainly the first thing you need. Robert Putnam is a sociologist (I love these people) who understands the power of love and the dangers of isolation, loneliness, and lacking the love of a community. In his research, Putnam found that, “if you belong to no groups […]

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A Place Called York

Confession: I am a lifelong Yorker. Dad grew up in Elizabethtown in Lancaster. Mom was a Dallastown High School grad. I was born at the York Hospital. We lived in Dallastown, then Winterstown, and then mom and dad moved to East York. Dad worked at Standard Register Company on Mt. Zion Road. Mom worked for the […]

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Surely God Is in This Place

That is what so many of us experienced at our Friday Night Worship and Dedication. This is what so many of us experience week after week. This past week, I read and taught through a number of passages about PLACE. Jacob wrestled with the angel of the Lord and called that place Peniel, because he […]

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Worth Pondering

We find ourselves worrying and taking stock as a nation, in ways we’ve not before. Who are we? What do we want? Which way forward? And what of our values? Is it only by our possessions that we wish to be known? Does what we have matter more to us than what we do? No, […]

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