Three hundred and sixty five days

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus, Thank you for three hundred and sixty- five days of support through likes and comments, sharing my words with friends and family, colleagues, associates and your followers on your social media platforms.  Thank you for three hundred and sixty- five days of affirmation and encouragement, your personal reflections […]

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Somebody’s got to dream (Part Two)

April 4, 1968. Fifty years ago, a dreamer died. His “I have a dream” speech remains one of the most memorable to Americans. His life and its witness are unforgettable. Engaging faith and civil disobedience, he turned the world’s understanding of church upside down. Putting his body on the line, he became a martyr for […]

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Resolve to Form New Community

Happy New Year!  Now, before all of confetti is accounted for and removed, before the balloons begin to deflate, returning to their natural state, before you and I lose the momentum of the moment and the newness of this year rubs off, I want to ask you to do something.  I know that it will […]

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Year in Review: Top Reads of 2016

I don’t think that there are words to cover the ground of 2016, the depth of loss and grief, the seemingly endless reports of violence, a divisive political election and  loss of notable famous faces.  More than usual or at least in recent memory, there was a desire to be out with the old and […]

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One Resolution

From Christmas lists to New Year’s resolutions, we have numbered our hopes of making others and ourselves happy.  But, there is but one resolve for the Christian, the Great commandment.  Matthew records, “When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. […]

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