Repairing the Church Tower

Who was the philosopher who overlooked the skyline of a city of his time and then remarked that 150 steeples cannot all be wrong? Was it Gottfried Leibniz or John Locke? I don’t know, but the story was brought up by Prof. Adam Heinrich who sat next to me at the retirement dinner for Bruce Hamilton. Here, by contrast, is a much more earthly picture, not of our steeple but of the tower of the church house. A steeple is supposed to point towards the glory of the eternal realm of the heavens. Yet our picture here was taken from the profane vantage point of the upper level of the Wolfson parking deck. I thought you might like it anyway, since it provides proof of the steady progress our preservation project makes. We are bringing God’s House back to order. May later philosophers theorize over what this might mean!

About Rev. Dr. Hartmut Kramer-Mills

Hartmut Kramer-Mills, a native of Jena, Germany, began his theological education at Heidelberg University. After the Middle Exam in 1986 he received a scholarship from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He graduated from McCormick with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He graduated from Marburg University in Germany with the Ecclesiastical Exam in 1990, and received a Dr. theol. from Greifswald University, Germany, in 1997. From 1990 to 1991 he was vicar at St. Wenzel in Naumburg, Germany. He was ordained minister of word and sacrament in 1993 through the Protestant Church of the Church Province of Saxony. From 1993 to 1998 he served as assistant pastor in Stoessen, Goerschen, and Rathewitz, Germany. At the same time he was lecturer for Church History at Erfurt College in Germany. From 1999 to 2000 he served the Spotswood Reformed Church in New Jersey as interim pastor. Since 2000 he and his wife serve the First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as co-pastors.
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