Religion Insights columnist for The Herald-Palladium

I just turned 65, which means two things. One, I can now officially call myself a geezer – a lifelong goal. Two, I’m at a natural point to look back at some of the events that have shaped my life, and there is one that stands out.

When I was in high school, I attended a prayer meeting in my best friend’s basement along with several other guys. That high school boys would voluntarily get together for prayer is a story in itself, though this was during the Jesus movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Today’s Insights was written by the Rev. David Stout, pastor of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ and Riverview Park Christian Church, both in St. Joseph. Insights is written by area clergy to give different viewpoints on a variety of topics. It is published each Saturday in cooperation with the Berrien County Association of Churches. The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the views of member churches.