Past Messages

Previous Messages from the Pastors

Appreciation for Those Who Regularly Attend Sunday Services

Appreciation for Those Who Regularly Attend Sunday Services

Written by on March 4, 2014

I know there are other priorities and concerns that call for attention Sunday mornings and I’m grateful for those of you who regularly attend the Sunday services (including the online Cathedral services). I hope you have a sense of both gaining from attendance and also of giving by adding to the quality of the congregation […]

Follow Your Interests and Build on Your Strengths

Follow Your Interests and Build on Your Strengths

Written by on March 4, 2014

In his recent book “David and Goliath,” Malcolm Gladwell makes the distinction between what he calls “capitalization learning” and “compensation learning.”  In capitalization learning you follow your interests and build on your strengths. Most people enjoy this kind of learning and do it at every opportunity. Compensation learning, however, is something that we avoid if […]

New Things

New Things

Written by on September 23, 2013

Over the last few months as I’ve been getting ready to step into the role of pastor for the Bryn Athyn Church I’ve learned many new things about this congregation.

Swedenborg’s Birthday

Swedenborg’s Birthday

Written by on January 31, 2013

Solomon Keal thinks about Swedenborg in the Spiritual World.

Singing His Heart Out

Written by on January 2, 2013

Last summer something unforgettable happened during a trip Barbara and I took out West. We were visiting “Old Mission Santa Barbara” on the California coastline. It is a magnificent but humble parish church that is still in use after it’s founding in 1798. We walked in the serene inner courtyard surrounding the patio. Flanked by […]

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