News & Insights

Blog Entry – August 21

Like you, I’ve watched, read and listened to news of the situation in Ferguson, MO, and been saddened by the depth of the rage and challenges, and the apparent inability of law enforcement, grassroots organizations, community leaders and governmental authorities to work together to find a short-term end to the problem so that that they can get to work on a longer-term solution. It is both a reminder of the reality of racism in our day and what it’s like to feel disempowered by a system (educational, social, governmental, etc), that at times doesn’t seem to have made much progress in the last 50 years. [As I get ready to post this I see that the governor of Missouri has ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson. I pray that this is the beginning of some resolution.] Read more

Blog Entry – August 14

The death of Robin Williams this week has been a shock for everyone who ever enjoyed his amazing sense of humor. That he took his own life has made it even harder. Some news shows and commentators have focused on his struggle with depression; others have steered clear of that and focused on his gift for making people laugh. Robin Williams’ death is a reminder of how fragile we can all feel at times. Wisely, those same news shows and commentators have been advertising the phone numbers for suicide prevention help lines. Read more

Blog Entry – August 7

Our third Season of Sacred Story is off and running! What an amazing story we heard on Sunday from Dave about William Alexander Duer, one of the founding wardens of Redeemer.

An historian in our extended family, the Rev Canon Elliot Lindsley wrote to tell me how glad he was to see that we were sharing this story, and to add a bit to it: “Your mention of William A. Duer, a founder of the CofR leads me to tell you, if you don’t already know it, that he is buried in the  Presbyterian churchyard. I have forgotten why his interment was/is there. He came to Morristown to stay with his daughter, Mrs Hoyt of “Hoyt’s Corners” – the fine Victorian stone(?) gingerbread house at the intersection of 202 & Jockey Hollow Rd…..” Read more