Category Archives: essays

Just Words / Just Words

By | June 22, 2015

Much of what is happening now in the world of the Internet and the media focuses on several issues: The deaths of nine saints in Charleston, South Carolina The demands to take down the Confederate Battle Flag (“CBF”) from the state capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina Now, not much has actually happened yet as… Read More »

The Love that Dares Not Be Declaimed

By | June 21, 2015

It is not inexplicable. Look up that word. It does not define what it happening. This was recently posted about Republican leaders who can’t tell us the truth about racism in America. It is a mystery. It is inexplicable. It is unfathomable. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/conservatives-dont-know-why-charleston-happened But it is completely explicable. It is completely understandable. You just have… Read More »

Image of God, Image of Man

By | September 9, 2014

I want a God who is small and careful and deliberate. Who sees the secret places and comes into them. Who sees the unchecked injustices of the world and comes to set them right, one broken life at a time. Who is loving and careful, patient and kind, faithful and truthful and giving. I want… Read More »

The Closing of the American Heart

By | February 24, 2014

Recently there has been a move in America for Christians to demand the right to avoid serving people with whom they disagree theologically. The claim is made that by baking a cake, arranging flowers, or being a photographer at a wedding for a couple who is marrying outside the Christian tradition, the Christian is breaking… Read More »

These Things I Believe

By | August 4, 2013

Every so often people question my Christian faith. Here’s what I believe: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was… Read More »

About Trayvon and George

By | July 15, 2013

To my friends and family on Facebook who keep posting stuff to me on how George Zimmerman was innocent, Trayvon Martin was a thug, and that you also cannot understand why black people are so upset over the loss of life of some kid in Florida. You’re not listening. You’re not listening to the people… Read More »