From Eden to Mandalay: Reflections on the Las Vegas Massacre

Early this morning while most of us were falling into a deep sleep, sheer panic and absolute terror was occurring in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The count now numbers 59 dead and over 500 injured in what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in US history.  While the debates about gun violence and gun rights... Continue Reading →

Increasing Diversity in SBC Churches

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of taking part in a Solemn Assembly hosted by a local Baptist Association.  The gathering was special for many reasons, but the diversity of the participants and the audience was encouraging.  On the platform were White, Black, Hispanic and Asian church leaders each sharing scripture and calling the... Continue Reading →

What Cancer CANNOT Do!

Over the past 3 weeks I have performed two funerals both involving people who received cancer diagnosis in the prime of their life.  I have personally seen the devastating effects that this disease has on people and their families.  I have been inspired by the determination of many who have faced treatments, surgeries, MRI’s and... Continue Reading →

The Christian Dilemma: Balancing Grace and Truth

In 1997 pastor Ken Smith of University Reformed Presbyterian Church sat down and wrote a letter to the most unlikely recipient.  Dr. Rosaria Champaign was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University and widely renowned as a scholar in feminist theory.  Dr. Champaign was a lesbian, a LBGTQ activist and outspoken critic of the “religious... Continue Reading →

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