Church and the 4th of July

“On a scale of 1-10, 1 completely ignoring the 4th of July and 10 being First Baptist, how patriotic is our service gonna be Sunday??” This was a private Facebook message I got this week from a newer member of Northaven, concerned about worship on Sunday. He was referring to the orgy of patriotic civil […]

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Just As I Am (A Steve Fisher Cover)

I get haunted by songs. I pity those who don’t. I have no idea how they make it through the day. The songs that stay with me, the earworms every morning, these get me through life. Recently, I’ve been haunted by a song from my friend, Steve Fisher. One night when I was at Kerrville […]

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The Judge Swears In the Council

Add another to the list of fun and amazing places/things we get to go… Today, The Judge had the high, ahem, honor of swearing in the Mayor and City Council at an elaborate ceremony at the Myerson Center. So great to see so many family, political, and personal friends. So proud of Dennise. Blessings to […]

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Bishop John Wesley Hardt

Bishop John Wesley Hardt has died. I just heard the news. It happened a few hours earlier today. This makes me incredibly sad, as I know it does generations of Methodists here in Texas. If you are a Methodist in Texas, it’s likely you have a John Wesley Hardt story. I also have one. And […]

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Again, The Golden Rule

When yesterday’s shooting happened, a scene from days before flashed before my eyes. It was a conversation I’d had with a longtime progressive friend. This is a friend who’s lived here in Dallas his entire adult life, and who was a young man during the Kennedy assassination. He said, somewhat offhandedly, “You know, Eric, after […]

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Adam West

When I was a kid, I never grasped that Adam West’s TV “Batman” was kitschy, ironic, and sarcastic. I just though it was cool. Like Pixar movies today, that TV show worked on several levels. Adults reveled in the cool 60s references, and sexual innuendo. I was five. All that went over my head. To […]

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We Were In Elvis’ Building

Now it can be told….The Judge had the high honor of doing a wedding for the Rangers’ Elvis Andrus, and his fiance, Cori Feebles. This was a secret that we had to keep quiet for weeks. Weeks! Can you imagine?! I didn’t tell a soul. Promise. When Dennise told me me that one of the […]

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Kerrville 2017

I’m a day back from the Kerrville Folk Festival​ now. In previous years, I used to write long entries from the fest. I’d post videos, pics, wax philosophically and theologically about the experience. I would name-drop my songwriter friends, and those I wanted as my friends. I would, as I pretty much do most days […]

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