Blog Post From The Edge
Jun20

Blog Post From The Edge

(Yes, the blog post title was completely ripped of from Carrie Fisher’s book “Postcards from the Edge.”) I haven’t written a while and this post is going to be one that I know some folks will wish I didn’t write.  I know this going in.  However, I just feel the need…in the spirit of the time I did Mustard Seed Year…to write this and be completely open and honest with what’s happening in...

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Stop Justifying Hate Speech
May31

Stop Justifying Hate Speech

America has reached a point where hatred of a political opponent is so intense that it’s justifying someone mocking photos of terrorists beheading victims with a beheading of the President of the United States. This is how far the United States has fallen.   Sure, we’ve had times of passionate debate and that’s been around since the start of the country. However, even in the worst of times such as around the Civil War, you didn’t...

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Depression 101 for Pastors
Apr23

Depression 101 for Pastors

I visited a church this morning on my home church quest at the recommendation of a trusted relative. And it took a lot of internal strength not to get up and leave in the middle of the sermon. The pastor had the audacity to say that if you have depression you’re putting your emotions ahead of the Holy Spirit.  That if you wanted to really follow Christ, you needed to work to put the Spirit ahead of your emotions.   This, of...

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A Night with the Nashville Rollergirls
Apr01

A Night with the Nashville Rollergirls

Upon my move to Nashville, I made a conscious decision to be more pro-active in getting out into the community and doing things to meet new people.  I’ve been visiting churches, which you would expect this good Christian boy to do, but I’ve also been trying to go out to places like used record stores to try and meet people. I did a Google search for things to do in Nashville tonight and one of those items was the Nashville...

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Donald Trump, OK Go and the Politics of Art
Jan21

Donald Trump, OK Go and the Politics of Art

During a drive to Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas (where a resident told me you can’t actually see the horseshoe bend in the river without a helicopter) my traveling companion began to play an OK Go song. That traveling companion is, of course, my iPhone. As I began to sing along with “The Writing’s On The Wall” I suddenly found my brain rushing back to a political discussion I had last week and the impact that...

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