On the Alert
Posted on September 27, 2016

I think I fell in love with the “detective method” when I was given, as a gift, my very first Nancy Drew mystery story. It was the one entitled “The Password to Larkspur Lane”. In it I met Nancy, and her friends, Bess and George and Ned. Since my only methods of locomotion at that era were my roller skates and my bicycle, Nancy’s famous roadster was the height of wonder.

The Magic of Maps
Posted on September 20, 2016

I have long had a fascination with maps. I could easily spend hours with an atlas, and I am nostalgic for the days when every service station had a rack of them available for the passing traveler. I know, progress has been made and our GPS, now built into the car, takes care of what that unwieldy paper map once offered. I know, and I don’t quite accept it.

Is He Admissible?
Posted on September 13, 2016

During the talk back after last Sunday’s sermon, the question arose of whether Jesus would feel at home in our churches today? It’s a good question, one that raises some basic problems. Let’s look at them.

Was It the Heat
Posted on September 6, 2016

As we turn the final calendar page on summer, one has to reflect on the very strange items that have merited a news headline recently. I know we have just survived one of the hottest summers on record, so perhaps the temperature can account for some of the following bits:

I learned that one can add two years to life expectancy by reading at least 30 minutes a day, but magazines don’t count. It has to be books. (No one specified if they had to be hard bound.)