If Only We Had the Old West’s Gun Laws

The Texas Senate has approved “Open Carry” in Texas, while a bill allowing college students to carry their weapons is likely to get a vote later today. If feels like the inmates are… Continue reading

PHA: Our Muslim community is not to blame for extremists’ actions

As a person of faith, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the anger and vitriol being shown toward Muslims who live in the Dallas community. You may have heard of the protesters… Continue reading

The Long View of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day allows us the chance to remember how, generations ago, the Irish were reviled and hated by many in this country. They were “Otherized” and made the secular scapegoat for all… Continue reading

Please. Somebody Change the Dog Park Before Someone Gets Hurt

Ok. I wrote about this months ago, but nothing has changed so I’m writing about it again. This design, of this new exit to the dog park onto the White Rock Lake Trail,… Continue reading

The Heart of a Servant

I’ve just returned from DFW Airport, where I went to see off our Guatemala mission team. They are headed for a week of mission with the good folks of ODIM Guatemala, which Northaven… Continue reading

My Interview on Radio Azad

This week, I was proud to be the guest of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation on their Radio Azad program. I had a great hour-long interview with Halima Leak Francis, on the topics of… Continue reading

Video from Faith Advocacy Day in Austin

Thanks to Texas Freedom Network for video of my remarks at the State Capitol a few weeks back. Take a look here… Here’s the full transcript. If you’re interested in joining this new… Continue reading

That Moment When Magic Happens

One of my favorite little movies of the past year was “Begin Again.” It’s a movie about music, songwriters, and music producing. For those of you in any of these fields, run out… Continue reading

My Remarks at Faith Advocacy Day

Today, I am in Austin for Faith Advocacy Day. I’m honored to be the emcee of an interfaith event at the State Capitol, supporting equality for the LGBT community. If you’re a person… Continue reading

Brian Williams, Chris Kyle, and “The Moral Outrage Machine”©

Brian Williams has not survived the kerfuffle over his helicopter ride in Iraq. And, personally, I think that is a shame. As has been said many times the past few days: The only… Continue reading