Monthly Archives: March 2018

In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a blizzard was settling in. A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, while other people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he wasn’t trying to sell many papers. He walked up […]

Sermon: Born to Love

When I was eight years old, my Gramma Della (Renzella Tilma, a staunch Dutch-German Presbyterian), gave me my very first Bible. This was before they had all the different versions for kids, etc., so it was the King James, of course, which made little sense to an eight year old. […]

Sermon: Radical Sabbath

Cazenovia’s Presbyterian Church is the oldest church in Madison County.  It stands as an icon to the beliefs and aspirations of early and mid-nineteenth century Cazenovians.  The congregation itself was formed in 1799 with Joshua Leonard as its first pastor.  It took seven years to establish the congregation and raise […]

Centuries Old Church Becomes Handicap Accessible