Lincoln Lessons: Real Church, Real Theology

Lincoln Lessons: Real Church, Real Theology

David Wood and his wife, Donna, have lived in Lincoln, Vermont, for 43 years. During those years, David served as pastor of the United Church of Lincoln for over three decades. This week, I had the privilege of sitting down with David to discuss the church, his...
Lincoln Lessons: Candles in the Window

Lincoln Lessons: Candles in the Window

Driving through the dark, cold expanse filling the Green Mountains of Vermont, travelers notice the warm glow of candles emanating from the windows of New England homes. Single candles illuminate each windowpane, offering warmth during the bitterness of freezing...
Lincoln Lessons: The General Store

Lincoln Lessons: The General Store

Missy and I are living in Lincoln, Vermont, during the month of January. The United Church of Lincoln invited me to be their guest pulpit minister and live in their charming parsonage across the street from the New Haven River. Over the next several weeks, I will be...

A Vision for Rural America

The settlement and development of rural America was driven by a social vision attributed to Thomas Jefferson. He believed that our nation would become primarily characterized by the majority of people living and working on small farms. Nearby, typically within three...