Dear American Christians (Part Two)

Dear American Christians, I wrote you earlier this year about much the same thing I will say today. And, in truth, I’m not really speaking to all American Christians. Just those who believe… Continue reading

What Is Scapegoating?

The scapegoat is an ancient religious ritual that has been brought forward into modern times by our media culture. The scapegoat was a ritual animal that was either sacrificed, or driven from the… Continue reading

Dear UM Moderates: What We Need To Hear You Say

Dear United Methodist Moderates: I call you to publicly support the civil marriage rights of gay and lesbian persons, and to implore our civil servants to support the constitution. Whatever your personal/theological views… Continue reading

The Journey’s Never Over

There are few days where you absolutely know that you are a witness to history. Yesterday was one of those days. And this morning –almost 24-hours to the minute after our dear friends… Continue reading

Pete Rose Was My First Hero

I can’t speak to #PeteRose fairly. I suppose I will ask that anyone who feels like they can refrain from doing so here. I know what you’ll say. I don’t need to hear… Continue reading

Yes, I’m Gonna be a “Homer” About This

I’m gonna get accused of being a homer with this, but so be it… I’ve been thinking more about the shooting Sunday night, and the mind-blowing truth that none of this involved local… Continue reading

I am not Charlie. I am not AFDI. I am not a Shooter.

In the wake of a shooting last night, at an anti-Islamic event that took place in Garland, I am drawn to this section of the powerful Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi: “O… Continue reading

My Remarks at the Same Sex Marriage Press Conference

I stand here today as a Christian minister in full support of same sex marriage. The vast majority of members in our congregation are also strong supporters of same sex marriage. It is… Continue reading

Love The Children and Help Them Grow

Tomorrow is Confirmation Sunday at Northaven. That’s always a special day in the life of the church. But this year, the day will have even deeper roots and meaning for me, personally. Of… Continue reading

A Prayer in Spring

   OH, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.… Continue reading