Posts from 2017

Authenticity of Spirit

Take a drive up Highway 49 from Jackson to Clarksdale, the Mississippi Delta, cradle of American music. Savor the view of vast fields of cotton, small towns, and many place markers where towns used to be, before time and machines wore them away. Breathe the sweet country air. By the time you intersect Highway 61,…

September 24th, 2017 Congregational Meeting Minutes

  Congregation Meeting Minutes for September 24, 2017 Introductions The Current State of Congregation and Participation Jennifer Aull tells everyone we will be using Robert’s Rules to govern the meeting. She gives a brief background on the committees that were recently set up to explore ways that our church could be more welcoming. The outstanding question is how to coordinate and organize…

The Importance of Doubt

What do Metallica and Marvin Gaye Have in Common? I don’t need the second week of Easter to shine a light on Doubting Thomas and all “ye of little faith.” Questioning faith is a year-round practice for me, and one I recommend to stay aligned with God. The hearty congregation of our beautifully edgy Greenpoint…

Your Favorite Musician May Die This Year

“We are all in a process of actively dying, or not thinking about it,” to paraphrase Reverend Jennifer Aull, Co-Pastor of Greenpoint Reformed. Don’t worry… I am not going down a dark trail here. I think, and I hope, I have something helpful to say on this subject. Within the past decade, I lost my…