Blog Category: Patrick's Posts

"He is not here, but has risen."

“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the ...Read More

In This Together

Why do we give away our money? In Not Your Parent's Offering Plate, J. Clif Christopher not...Read More

Many Rooms

Several years a television commercial featured a father joyfully dancing through a departmen...Read More

October is a Great Month!

October is finally here. I love October. Football. Colorful leaves. Cooler temperatures. Hal...Read More

We must do our part to foster civility in politics

Read Patrick's latest reflections published in the News Journal....Read More

Before the hurricane, a flash flood of humanity

Read Patrick's reflections on Irene published in the News Journal....Read More

Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Jesus says, “See, I am making all things n...Read More

The Right People in the Right Seats

In his popular book, Good to Great, Jim Collins describes the factors that contribute to exc...Read More

The New Landmark

Many years ago, one of my mentors said, “Patrick, if the minister knows everything ab...Read More

Remembering the Uncle Joes

Link to Patrick's recent Christmas Day column in the News Journal....Read More

The Gift of Advent

This is perhaps the understatement of the year: December is a busy month. Our days and night...Read More

Who Are The Saints?

November 1 is All Saint’s Day. It is a time when we pause to remember and give thanks ...Read More


This fall, I will attend my 30th reunion. The Ninety Six High School Class of 1980 will gath...Read More

Nurture Groups are Coming!

Several days ago, I had the pleasure of having lunch with the Martha Circle. This is a group of wome...Read More