“Faith > Fear,” My Final Sermon at Northaven

Text/Video of my final sermon at Northaven UMC, Dallas. 
June 24, 2018
 Mark 4: 37-40
 “Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. But Jesus was in the rear of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They woke him up and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re […]

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Eric Featured in the Lakewood Advocate

So, this happened. A nice feature on me and my music, in the current issue of the Advocate Magazine. I believe it’s running in both the Lakewood (near home) and Preston Hollow (near church) editions. Thanks to all the good folks at the Advocate, to Patty Vinson and Kathy Tran. It’s an incredibly generous feature. […]

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My Speech from the Black Tie Dinner

I was honored to receive the “Humanitarian of the Year” Award from the Black Tie Dinner. The complete video is now up. Thanks again to the board for this truly amazing honor. 2017 Black Tie Dinner – Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Black Tie Dinner on Vimeo.  

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800

This, right here, is officially the 800th entry for “When EF Talks.” It’s a little hard to fathom, really. That’s a heck-of-a-lot ‘o writing over a heck-of-a-lot ‘o years.   By the numbers, we’ve had almost half a million reads (460,190, to be exact…) during that time. Eight hundred entries. 460,000 reads.(1) Wow… So, let […]

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This Valentine’s Day

A bit earlier today, as I was checking out at Central Market, the cashier made a snarky comment that stuck in my craw. I was buying Valentine’s flowers, cards, and dinner for Dennise and me. As I swiped my card to the beep of the register, the cashier said, “Aw….just short-stem roses?” She said it […]

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Corny Dog Hero

I scarfed my traditional Fletcher’s Corny Dog at the State Fair yesterday. In fact, I had two. They were delicious, of course. But every year when I eat my Fletcher’s Corny Dog, my thoughts are taken away from the State Fair of Texas, to a most unlikely scene. Every year as I scarf my dog, […]

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Welcome, Again.

If you’re here, that means you found me! So, welcome to the new “When EF Talks!” The best/coolest thing about this move is that all the old entries ported over. I can already see that some of the formattings a bit wonky, but I’ll get around to fixing that eventually. As I said in my […]

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Thanksgiving/Black Friday Reminder…

Wouldn’t it be great if the shoppers saw this in the holiday windows? I’ve written many times about the paradox of these two days, Thanksgiving and Black Friday. My favorite quote on this paradox comes from my preacher friend, David Weber: “Americans stopped for awhile yesterday to give thanks for what they have, then rose […]

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Looking Back At the One Thing Worse: The Legacy of Prophetic Preaching

A Sermon Preached at Northaven United Methodist Church, Dallas Texas November 17, 2013 Audio Version of this Sermon: Here Original Bill Holmes sermon text from 1963: Here  “History Does Not Repeat Itself, but It Does Rhyme.” — Mark Twain Today, we take a special look back at one of the events that most changed our […]

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600

So, apparently this is my 600th blog entry. Yikes. That’s a whompin’ load ‘o writing. My blog’s title, of course, is a riff on the old EF Hutton ads that ran during the 70s and 80s. If you watched TV back then, you couldn’t help but see these ubiquitous commercials. Here’s one version… They repeated […]

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