Slip Sliding Away

Listen to “Slip Sliding Away” by Fred Smith   By now, many of you have read the frequent articles and responses to the latest Pew Research showing the number of people who [...]

Same Kind of Different

Listen to “Same Kind of Different” by Fred Smith   In that same interview mentioned in the blog last week the question was asked, “What is the state of what some of us call Big [...]

The Good Commission

Listen to “The Good Commission” by Fred Smith   Some blogs are diaries – personal and revealing by making you feel you have been invited into the interior of the author’s life. [...]

Ears To Hear

Listen to “Ears to Hear” by Fred Smith   I pray none of my college professors read this late confession. I went to school in a time that valued citations and footnotes – not so [...]

On An Even Keel

Listen to “On An Even Keel” by Fred Smith   A friend asked me, “What do you think your best contribution will be? And for what would you like to be remembered?” I did not need [...]

Some Larger Way

Listen to “Some Larger Way” by Fred Smith   Some of you know I have taught a Sunday School class for 40 years. It’s my anchor as much as my pulpit. For much of that time I [...]

Is It Too Much to Ask?

Listen to “Is It Too Much To Ask?”   It’s not just me but a growing number of people have made comments about a theme running through commencement speeches for the last several [...]

What’s The Outlook?

Listen to “What’s the Outlook?” by Fred Smith   The difference between weather and climate is important. Weather alters constantly while climate changes are slow but the [...]