Don’t Judge Jesus by the Roman Catholic Church

This morning’s headline has overwhelmed me: Report Identifies More Than 1,000 Victims of Priest Abuse. Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, released a scathing grand jury report that outlined an investigation into allegations of child abuse conducted by Catholic priests, and covered up by the Church’s hierarchy. “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men […]

Why I’m No Longer Christian

I understand that many will be surprised, if not shocked by my announcement. This decision was not made without careful consideration. As a matter of fact, I had given the issue a lot of thought before reaching my conclusion. So, yeah. I’ve decided that I no longer wish to be considered Christian.  Let me explain. […]

Did Noah’s Flood Really Happen?

This question comes up frequently in my ministry. There’s something about the story of a worldwide flood and a man beating it out in a boat with all of the animals of the world that makes us wonder: did that really happen? Let me first point out that there are a number of stories in […]

The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Needs Your Help

The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (LHHT) is probably the most popular hiking trail in Western PA – if not the entire state. Enjoyed by die-hard backpackers, sight-seeing day hikers, hard-core trail runners, or Boy Scouts troupes, the LHHT offers 70 miles of outdoor opportunities for the adventurer. Completed in 1976, the LHHT has become as […]