How to Find a Church

The church, what a wonderful, terrible organization! While I have always been a strong advocate of local church involvement, I’ve also learned that we need to be discerning in our choices. Below you will find some ideas to help you find … Continued

Three Reasons I Attend Church

It happens easily; we get disillusioned and refuse to attend church because it fails to meet our expectations—or even its own professions of love and grace. Not all that is done in the name of Christ reflects Christ, and so … Continued

Hurt by the Church?

If the Church is a living body united to the same head, governed by the same laws, and pervaded by the same Spirit, it is impossible that one part should be independent of all the rest. –Charles Hodge, scholar and author By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be … Continued

It’s Time to Ban Dark-Colored Hoodies!

Having spent far too much time meticulously watching local news reports out of Pittsburgh, I have come to the conclusion that most of the reported crimes are committed by people wearing dark-colored hoodies. For the life of me, I can’t … Continued

Why Government Leaders Ignore the Root Causes of Violence

Every time a mass shooting occurs in the U.S., our government leaders rise to the occasion by proclaiming the need for change. Those who are sincere will usually push hard for gun control while ignoring the root causes that have … Continued

Silencing the Jackhammer of Condemnation

The air was thick with tension, but our hearts brimmed with hopeful optimism. Our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers had fought a tough game against their arch-rivals the Baltimore Ravens. Now the game was coming down to a doable 42-yard field goal … Continued

Let’s Believe (Not Grieve) for our Nation!

I tried to pray on Wednesday morning after the election, but found myself having trouble getting through. Apparently so many angels had been watching campaign ads run by The World Will End If Obama Wins PAC that they were inconsolable when … Continued

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

As a teenager in the 1970’s, I remember the Mid-East peace process being a big deal in the news. Coming on the heels of the Vietnam War, people were beyond tired of the killing; weary of losing loved ones to … Continued