This morning I had the pleasure of hearing a sermon preached by Anna Kendig, who will be ordained to the Presbyterian ministry this coming Saturday. I watched Anna grow up, and I still remember the sermon she gave on behalf of her fellow seniors on a Youth Sunday about ten years ago. It was [...]
Tomorrow’s election will, I hope, bring an end to one of the nastiest, most mendacious campaign seasons I’ve ever lived through. The influx of millions of dollars from SuperPacs, self-serving interest groups kept anonymous and accountable to no one, some of them even organized as tax-free non-profits, threatens to undermine our democracy. I’ve been [...]
This morning while I was driving along Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park, MN (hometown of Senator Al Franken, Thomas Friedman, and the Coen Brothers) I made a sad, but not surprising, discovery: The building that housed one of my favorite stores, Latitudes, was standing empty and for rent. Latitudes sold globes and maps [...]
For the past several years, the historians and genealogists in the Register family have puzzled over two questions: Where is Harriet buried? Whatever happened to her husband, John? A delightful June trip to Kansas, where I met third cousins I never knew I had, has solved one mystery and maybe the other.
My first weak attempt at spring cleaning has turned up the printed discussion materials from a Lenten covenant group I took part in at my Presbyterian church. This question caught my attention, as it had done the first time I encountered it during Lent:
The Heidelberg Catechism in our Book of Confessions asks, “What [...]