The day after the Vegas shootings, I dreamed that I was in the pulpit doing the “Prayers of the People” and decided not to stop until I could tell that my prayers were having some positive effect on the world. I ended up being at the pulpit for days on end without eating or sleeping … More What Do I Pray For?
I have been doing my best to write a post about my perception of the current NFL protests without sounding like I am too biased. But, after several attempts, I have given up. If I’ve learned anything in my forty plus years on this planet, it’s that a significant number of us think we are … More Will the Disrespecters of the Flag Please Stand Up?
Dear Red Hats, I’m sorry. What can I say? There’s no excuse. I must confess. I’m a hatist. Confession is the first step on the road to redemption and I need to be redeemed. My understanding of my Spiritual discipline (Christianity), which many who wear you also profess, teaches that there is no fear in … More An Open Letter to Red Hats
I am not one of those people who believes that people ever get over the traumas that happen in their lives. Rather, I believe that we either learn to live with them or we expand to leverage them. In my own life, I can admit that I have never gotten over anything in the conventional … More Ghosts of Suicide
This year I am dedicating my birthday to all the people who through negative feedback and evil misguided intentions have helped shape me into the person that I am today. Typically we only thank the people who openly support us. The way I see it, I wouldn’t be me if it were not also for … More National Love Your Enemies Day
I was in a conversation recently where we were discussing the difference between surrender and submission. The essence of what we came up with was this: When one surrenders, it is not because they see the wisdom in doing so outside of trying to ensure their own survival. The person who surrenders does so because … More Tears of Transformation
The other day I came across an email from 2008 that I sent to a group of friends at the dawn of the election of President Obama. On the surface, this might seem like a political email, but from my perspective, it is an appeal to people to seek consciousness in the choices we are … More The Choice for Choice
Originally posted on It's All In Me – Poetry Blog:
Below is a poem written by my 9 year old daughter, Calista, a sensitive soul and one of my best friends ever. I say that because I can relate to her more than I can relate to most people. I guess it is similar…
I am not a victim! I know this for a fact and at the same time I cannot deny that there have been people, systems, and deep ignorance aimed in my direction attempting to make me one all of my life. But not just me. Since people have been people, there have been those who … More How To Win At Losing
Originally posted on The Roofless Church:
For my class in Christian Ethics some years ago, I had to read the book, The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, by Max Weber. It is one of those books from the early part of the 20th Century ( I’m talking 1904-5) that can depress a…