Tag Archives: Aldous Huxley


“God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good” (Gen. 1:31a). Today is Trinity Sunday. It celebrates an idea Jesus never taught; that wasn’t mentioned in scripture until fifty years or more after his resurrection; that took another 300 years of debate and coalition building to become doctrine; that wasn’t observed […]

Name calling

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Most of us know that children’s expression, used when hurtful words are hurled in childish ways. Most of us have probably used it at one time or another, and most of us know it’s not true. Words do hurt us. We have […]

The sacrament of service

The first time I count receiving the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, I was in seminary, serving as the student pastor of a small congregation in New Jersey. Since I was confirmed as a youth I had frequently received the bread and cup. One of my earliest memories of the church is the taste of […]