(This article also appeared at www.religiousherald.org). I’ve got this little problem that I think I hide well most of the time. I’ve crafted my Jungian mask and public persona to come across as fairly laid-back, cool, and collected. At least that’s what I tell myself I’ve done. Some who know me see [...]
***This article appeared concurrently at abpnew.com/blog.***
As a pastor, even in the free-church, priesthood of believers, Baptist tradition, I feel a need to respond and minister in a profound way when tragedy strikes. If I’m being honest, part of that tug comes from my understanding of my call, of my desire to be the presence [...]
***Note – This article originally appeared here at the Religious Herald.***
The art of being busy is not art at all. It is illusion — movement masked as purpose, distracting one’s audience from realizing that there is not much going on at all. The real art, the difficult, [...]
***Note: This article appeared originally at the Religious Herald, here.***
It was a cold late afternoon in downtown Winston-Salem, and I was sitting down for a late lunch meeting at a local Irish pub, Finnegan’s Wake. As I was waiting for my lunch companion, I pulled [...]
***This article originally appeared at The Good Men Project, here. I highly recommend you check out GMP, whether you are male or female.***
“Can I use my name?” she asks, “Without it being about me?”
“Sure, honey,” I tell her.
We are, as it [...]
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Once, when I worked at a job that had regular staff meetings that I quite abhorred, I found great and sacred solace in the profound film Office Space. How could it not provide a plethora of holy moments? Here, in this Citizen Kane of [...]
***This article appeared simultaneously at Religious Herald.***
Even before my hair started to go and betray me, migrating lower on my face and body while my head began to show through up top, my ears have always extended at a quite profound angle. They are, in fact if you look closely at the picture [...]
Lately it seems that everything I write is filled with semicolons. I try not to let it bother me, but this is what I think of every time I press that key just right of “l”.
I have no intention of stopping, but I thought I’d share what my own personal semicolon looks like.
***This post was from an old blogging attempt, a mental archive of sorts.***
I talk often (probably with anyone who will listen) about God existing neither in past nor in future, but only in the present. But it is difficult to pay attention to the present. Throughout the Lenten season, I’ve been trying to [...]