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Daniel Haas · 2W ago

America’s Four Responses to the Refugee Crisis

As a pastor in the United Church of Christ I firmly stand with our Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Disciples, and other ecumenical partners and signed with more than 2,000 religious leaders [...
Daniel Haas · 3W ago

Chaplain’s Corner: Poor Chapel Attendance

From Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography: “We had for our chaplain a zealous Presbyterian minister, Mr. Beatty, who complained to me that the men did not generally attend his prayers and exhor...
Daniel Haas · 4W ago

Babies in the River

From Tapestry of Faith by the Unitarian Universalist Association: Once upon a time, there was a small village on the edge of a river. Life in the village was busy. […]
Daniel Haas · 1M ago

I went to church on Sunday

As a pastor I usually only get to attend church when I am on vacation. But last Sunday I was lucky because Pinecrest Presbyterian Church in Houston hosted a Martin […]
Daniel Haas · 1M ago

2016 Completion Letter

Now that the New Year is in, it is important to let go of 2016. Holding on to old pains is not a healthy thing as Lot’s wife powerfully demonstrated […]
Daniel Haas · 1M ago

Word of the Year 21016: post-truth

I burned my right thumb pretty bad preparing our Christmas dinner. I poured water in a hot frying pan only to have the steam peel my skin off. Not that […]
Daniel Haas · 1M ago

Dr. Seuss’s Christmas Sitters

This is the Nativity Play I wrote for Christmas Eve 2016. It leans heavily on Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”. There are two dialoguing shepherds. Children can be […]
Daniel Haas · 2M ago

Syria then and now

Christmas is a highly political story. Remember what triggered Joseph and Mary to go to Bethlehem? – The Roman Emperor had ordered a census so that he could tax all […]
Daniel Haas · 2M ago

$76.44

I know a good deal when I see one. Today I want to share a well kept secret with you. It costs $76.44 per member per month to run our […]
Daniel Haas · 2M ago

I walked into the living room this morning

I walked into the living room this morning. This time of year the entire space looks like a winter wonderland. There is not a square inch that is not filled […]