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April 11, 1995: The Day I Enbraced “Gay Marriage”

May 22, 2012


Twenty years ago a dying man handed me a typewritten manuscript which he had hoped I could somehow use in the eulogy he expected me to give in his memory.  John Saunders Bone died of Pancreatic Cancer but I did not offer the eulogy.  John and his partner Bill were, after all, beloved members of […]

As Big as it Gets: New England Methodism

March 7, 2012


I recently visited and reviewed two of New England Methodism’s largest churches, First United Methodist Church of Westborough, MA and Sudbury United Methodist Church in Sudbury, MA.  They have the largest worship attendance, a statistic which is gaining greater attention among United Methodist hierarchy. Considering such measurements as “worship attendance”, church consultant Gil Rendle offers […]

The Gift We Give to God

November 25, 2011


I used to be that little boy who prayed for gifts at Christmas time, But these days I find more joy in seeing things made right. And I’ve wrapped a gift or two but today I cannot say Just how long the presents lasted or the difference they have made. So may the gifts we […]

Stay-at-Home Dads are Not Men

November 3, 2011


According to the Pastor of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, able-bodied men who are not working–including stay-at-home dads–are not “men”. This is not some new controversy a pastor is stirring-up to generate interest and book sales.  The story is a year old.   I found the video while surfing the Net in my free time.  I have […]

In August, Live on Berries

August 27, 2011


We visited two farms in one day.   But I only saw one farm. At the start of our day we visited Meadowbrook Orchards in Sterling, MA where we picked two pounds of red and orange raspberries.  Then in the late afternoon we visited Kimball Farm in Westford, MA where we steered bumper boats and later […]