John P. Leggett

John P. Leggett is the pastor of Massanutten Presbyterian Church in Penn Laird, Virginia. He blogs at Kairos Corner, part of the CCblogs network.

In my first year of seminary, one of my professors suggested an exercise to our class that sounded fairly simple. He encouraged us to go to a public place, such as a shopping mall, and to watch people. “Note your reactions to those you see,” he told us.
May 15, 2016

There’s a bagel shop near my daughters’ school where I sometimes grab a cup of coffee while killing time between appointments. I’m not sure how many times I had passed through the shop’s glass doorway before I finally noticed a sticker that someone had stuck there at eye level.
April 12, 2016

Grace may be amazing, but it can also be confusing. It was that confusing grace that surrounded me the other day while standing in a parking lot in Montreat, North Carolina.
April 3, 2016

A week ago it was my sister’s birthday. She would have turned 57, only she died at 31. As I do every year on her birthday, I talked about her with that kind of wistful memory marked by both joy and pain.
March 15, 2016