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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Why Now, Pastor Piper?
Jan20

Why Now, Pastor Piper?

Anyone who knows me for any length of time knows that I think very highly of Pastor John Piper and have been a student of his writings and teachings.  I’m not prone to “Pastor Worship” so I won’t say I hold him up as some kind of idol but when I have a theological question Piper is one of the men whose writings and thoughts I will read and consider in prayer. That’s why I’m writing this post.  His...

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An Open Letter to the Philadelphia Flyers from a Reporter at The Democratic National Convention
Jul28

An Open Letter to the Philadelphia Flyers from a Reporter at The Democratic National Convention

Dear Philadelphia Flyers, a.k.a. God’s Chosen Hockey Club: You don’t know me, but I’ve known you.  I grew in Pennsylvania and have bled orange and black all of my 45 years on this planet.  Being honest, I still miss the Spectrum. I live in Arkansas now, far away from real hockey, and sometimes think I’m the only person in my area who even knows that a “blue line” is more than a bunch of cops...

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Michelle Fields, Campaigns and Journalism
Mar29

Michelle Fields, Campaigns and Journalism

I don’t know Michelle Fields beyond what I’ve seen and heard about her.  I’m thankful for that, because it allows me to dispassionately look at the current situation involving her, a Trump campaign staffer and more importantly, the overall impact this is having on journalism, gender issues and social media. I also want to say that I do not support Donald Trump or ANY Presidential candidate, as I feel choosing a...

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