When a child asks me if her deceased dog or mother is in heaven, that’s no time to dither.
About Randy Tremba
Randall "Randy" Tremba was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He took a bachelor of arts in philosophy at Wheaton College, Illinois (1969), a master’s of divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena,California (1973), and a doctor of ministry at Princeton Seminary (1992). He was installed as minister of the Shepherdstown (WV) Presbyterian Church in July 1976. Forty-one years later he retired. In between, he married Paula, became a parent (Jonah, Nathanael, Amanda) and a grandfather, founded the Rumsey Radio Hour (1990), and co-founded the Shepherdstown Good News Paper with Ed Zahniser (May 1979).
Hey, American Catholic bishops! Please don’t give Joe Biden the body and blood of Christ.
Some people are like ants, some like spiders, some like bees.
Jefferson’s god is not the Christian god.
Last week I went through hell to get to Hadestown, a Tony award—winning Broadway musical at the National Theater.
Today my father is on my mind. So is Donald Trump.
I went to a birthday party last Saturday. Some friends were unseen, conspicuous by their absence.
I finally met the man I was taught to disdain. I immediately liked him.
My mother was a phenomenologist.
Remember the 1983 movie The Big Chill?
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About the Blog
Thanks to Old Scratch I’ll be posting a reflection on something I find remarkable in and around my world most every Sunday morning.
Read more about the devil’s role in my life in “This Little Light of Mine” under Let Love Arise in the menu bar.
The road of life is a rough road. That can’t be helped.. Wear good shoes.
By chance, my seat mate at the O’s game last Sunday was an old guy. We bonded instantly. Old people find each other fascinating.
Baseball is a great American tradition. I want my grandchildren to appreciate it. It’s governed by rules.
I told my friend I was bracing for the Man from Mar-a-Lago’s victory in 2024. That’s not going to happen, he said.