The last church lady of my childhood acquaintance died in May. She was 87 and still full of the mix of "Send the Light" mercy and sterner stuff that comedian Dana Carvey so brilliantly satirized on Saturday Night Live. Danger in a box -- unless one is a true church lady. When I first met… Continue reading The last church lady
Seeing one of the world's most grand houses of worship in flames raises an interesting question to ponder this Holy Week. What did Christianity look like before there were cathedrals? Really, really not like it does now if the New Testament book of Acts is read carefully. Christianity was born during Passover in Jerusalem, early… Continue reading Where is your sanctuary?
Some context for WordPress readers: This story posted today on Weelunk.com. The state in which I live has the highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in America. Nora Edinger January 23, 2019 Editor’s note: In a continuing series about how valley residents express their spirituality, Weelunk hit the road with a trio of New Martinsville residents who… Continue reading America’s big-God problems
Readers interested in balancing individual faith and church accountability may enjoy this shortened version of a news feature I did for weelunk.com. It focuses on one young man's regional fight to bring a global pattern of sexual abuse within one church into the light and toward an end. Just going to the grocery store can… Continue reading Is there a faith/church balance?
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife." Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Who's got your back, Jack? Well, God for starters. Add in various family members (mom's usually at the top of this list) and your dog (get one… Continue reading A young man’s best friend