Ruth and I decided to keep moving toward an overseas assignment. A week and a half ago we had a very profitable Zoom conference with our potential overseas partners, and last Tuesday we Zoomed with a recruiter in the U.S. We are not yet ready to commit to anything, but we have decided to proceed… Continue reading July 18, 2021 — Application!
Last week was mostly family time. Daniel, Ginny, Victoria, and Adeline had flown from England the previous week and met us at Peter's house in Morgantown, WV. Stephen and his financee Annie flew to Pittsburgh where Benjamin picked them up and drove to Morgantown. Christopher was stuck in Wuhan, China where he has been badly… Continue reading July 11, 2021 — Zoom overseas
Ruth and I are enjoying a pleasant evening on the porch, punctuated by terribly loud, terribly rude large firecrackers in our neighborhood. We returned from Saint Louis yesterday at midnight and I preached this morning. You can see my sermon videos here and listen to audio recordings here. Our visit to Saint Louis was very… Continue reading July 4, 2021 — General Assembly
I spent a lot of time last week on the Reformed Lectionary project. I did a huge amount of work last year, and that was a great foundation. But I made some mistakes, left a lot of loose ends, and didn't do much with the Old Testament. Last week I thoroughly revamped the gospel, epistle,… Continue reading June 27, 2021 — Pressing Forward
Ruth and I just returned from Scranton, where I preached at Hope Presbyterian Church. A couple took us out for a delightful lunch afterward and we stopped to see Ruth's mother on the way home. I'm doing a fair bit of preaching this summer. I'll be back in the pulpit at our church in two… Continue reading June 20, 2021 — Operations
We're hardly overworked, but we had a very busy spring. I put a lot of time into preparing the summer conference last month, then Sunday School, preaching, meetings, etc. filled out time. The summer doesn't look quite as packed, so I am turning my attention to the future. I dispensed with a lot of office… Continue reading June 13, 2021 — Office and the Future
Ruth and I have spent the afternoon in our air-conditioned living room avoiding the 91° heat - a sharp contrast to last weekend's chill. This was a magnificent weekend! On Friday most of the Mid-Atlantic staff came to town and we had a wonderful evening together. Michael and Natasha Goodlin hosted us. Michael smoked the… Continue reading June 6, 2021 — Staff Retreat!
Well, it was a big weekend! Two weddings did not take most of my time last week, but they were the most engaging. Ruth and I attended a funeral for a long-time member of our church on Tuesday. Matt (our pastor) preached a wonderful sermon. The next day I drove to Lancaster and spent several… Continue reading June 2, 2021 — Weddings!
Two weeks ago was non-stop activity with a lot of teaching and interacting with students and campus ministers at our Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference. Last week was catching up on home and office work. I spent good part of one day updating our mailing list and sending receipts and an update to our donors. Matt (our… Continue reading May 23, 2021 — Catch-up
It was an amazing week! Our pastor, Matt Franchetti, preached from Ruth each evening, Oliver Pierce (IUP) organized the worship team, Nate Bower (Akron) produced sporting events, Calais (Intern at Penn State) took pictures, and campus ministers taught seminars. I wrote Bible studies and devotional guides, and taught three seminars. Peter Green (WVU) did all… Continue reading May 16, 2021 — Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference