THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS


Taylor Dock in Bellingham
Taylor Dock in Bellingham

This page will feature lighter and shorter pieces on a variety of topics

LISTENING TO SERMONS THE MUSINGS OF AN OLD PREACHER

These days I listen to sermons more often than preach them. There was a time when that would have been difficult for me. I was preaching virtually every Sunday, sometimes three times: the same sermon twice in the morning and a different sermon in the evening. When I was not preaching, I didn’t want to […]

SMALL KINDNESSES: AN ADVENT MEDITATION

In 1985, Robert Fulgham wrote an essay that later became the bestselling book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (1990). It went viral. Fulgham’s premise was that the simple rules that children learn in kindergarten serve just as well in adult life, such things as: Share everything.Play fair.Don’t hit people.Put things […]

CARL

The announcement came electronically, as they do now, in the mail I regularly receive from the denomination. It was a death notice, this one like so many lately, of someone I knew. The announcement said that Carl Kromminga had died at age 96. Carl was my teacher in seminary. He taught Practical Theology, the applied […]