Category Archives: Faith

My God Can Kick Your God’s Ass!

The first insult I remember as a child was from a boy who exclaimed, “MY dad can beat up YOUR dad,” after I edged past him for the highest spot on the jungle gym. No matter how loudly he protested, I refused to yield my position. That's when he used the go-to insult by boys who feel…
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This morning, during my time of prayer and meditation, my mind drifted towards a place it frequently goes. In that place, a voice tells me what a failure I am. How I never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. How I'll never get to where I want to go. My theology regarding hell and…
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A Stranger Among Us

This past month, both my father and father-in-law died within weeks of each other. I also learned of the death of a dear friend I had known since I was a teenager. Next, came the shootings in Charleston. I’m in a season when death and dying is all around me. This is why I haven't…
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Picked Out to be Picked On

Recently, I watched a documentary about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Many documentaries are devoted to the unsolved mysteries of this historic event, but The History Channel series was unique in that it featured very little commentary and used a wealth of seldom viewed clips from media coverage of the time. One such clip…
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About Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry. Written in 1926 by Sinclair Lewis, this book rocked the religious world and was banned in more than a few cities largely because of the fictional character the book was named for. Though quite popular and controversial as a book, it was the 1960 film that was among the few movies I remember…
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