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REV’S REFLECTIONS: ELECTION OBSERVATION

REV’S REFLECTIONS: ELECTION OBSERVATION

You’re probably going to be disappointed. I am going to write about our current election process, but I am not going to endorse a candidate, or take a position on an issue, or even tell you how Jesus would vote. I am going to make an observation about current political advertising.…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: CUBS FEVER

REV’S REFLECTIONS: CUBS FEVER

If I didn’t write about the Cubs, I might be asked to leave the Chicago area. To say that Cubs fever has settled in Chicago is a clear understatement. It is at epidemic levels. One sure sign is that news reports indicate that you can get a standing room only ticket for a World…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: COMMITMENT

REV’S REFLECTIONS: COMMITMENT

“My boys and I are going away for a few days, but we’ll be back for worship on Sunday.”                It was an indication of commitment. He is an elected leader in our church and feels a…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: PAGE 13

REV’S REFLECTIONS: PAGE 13

I finally found something on page 13. I was looking in the Thursday, October 12, edition of the Chicago Tribune for a story about hurricane Matthew. One week ago the front page and several other pages were dedicated to the storm’s anticipation and arrival. Once it made land, stories…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: THE BOSS

REV’S REFLECTIONS: THE BOSS

College students introduced me to the music of Bruce Springsteen when I was a college chaplain. He became wildly popular in the mid to late 70’s. His concerts sold out early and often. He is known for high-energy performances where he and the E Street Band play for 2-3…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: WORLD WIDE COMMUNION AND ELSIE

REV’S REFLECTIONS: WORLD WIDE COMMUNION AND ELSIE

Periodically I write about the lessons of life that I learn from our granddaughter. Elsie is three years old now and stayed with us last weekend when her parents were out of town. I have a whole folder full of lessons she taught me about life last weekend, but this lesson coincided with…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: HOSTILE TERRITORY

REV’S REFLECTIONS: HOSTILE TERRITORY

A friend invited me to go to a University of Michigan football game with him. I hadn’t been to a game in Ann Arbor for 30 years. I was excited to go. My friend is a season ticket holder and attends almost every home game.He has friends who live within a few blocks of the…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: FEELING LEFT OUT

REV’S REFLECTIONS: FEELING LEFT OUT

It is one of my pet peeves about people.  But then I did it myself. I noticed a group of four young adults sitting in our worship service that I had never seen before: two women and two men. They were fully engaged in what we were doing, even during the message! Elmhurst College…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: KARDASHIANS AND JESUS

REV’S REFLECTIONS: KARDASHIANS AND JESUS

The Kardashians are famous for their reality television show, fashion statements, clothing lines, marriages and divorces, a family member who was a gold medal Olympian in 1976, the most famous transgender adult, and much more. Nearly every statement they utter, every appearance they…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: LABOR AND REST

REV’S REFLECTIONS: LABOR AND REST

Apparently this weekend will be a “three-day weekend.” I wouldn’t know because I don’t have weekends. It’s an occupational hazard.  This weekend is a national holiday, Labor Day. My sense is that few of us will even think about the reason Monday is a…   Read More »

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