Not Among the Dead

We’ve all been “perplexed” at times. Where did I leave my keys? How can Route 22 ALWAYS have a traffic jam at Airport Road, no matter what time it is? What am I not getting about Pete Davidson’s attractiveness? To be perplexed is to be puzzled or confused. It...

Pastor’s Message: March 29, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: OBSERVING THE TRIDUUM As I mentioned last week, we are now in the midst of what the medieval church began calling the Triduum (“TRID-you-um”), which is simply Latin for “three days.” The Triduum begins on Thursday evening of Holy...

Riding to Glory

My son Liam, who’s in his first year of college in Washington, DC, told me recently that he has checked off one of the rites of passage of being a DC resident: he was inconvenienced by the Presidential motorcade. Now, we’ve all seen the motorcade on TV: the giant,...

Pastor’s Message: March 22, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: COMMEMORATING JESUS’ ACTIVITIES This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which begins Holy Week, the most important week of the year on the Christian calendar. In the next week, we will have a range of services that commemorate Jesus’...

Pastor’s Message: March 15, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A LONG (AND EXCITING) JOURNEY AHEAD Last week, I attended a gathering in Atlanta of about 30 PC(USA) senior pastors from across the country, facilitated by the Presbyterian Foundation. The point was to gather pastors who fit into...