An Acceptable Fast

A reflection on Lent through Isaiah 58 At the time of this particular entry, Lent is just a few days away. Lent is one of the five major seasons observed historically in many liturgical church traditions (by ‘liturgical,’ I mean more structured, perhaps scripted and antiquated styles of worship or tradition) ; it is preceded … More An Acceptable Fast

Radiance & Goodness

A lesson on radiance, goodness and the glory of God from Psalm 34 In 1998, I was crowned champion of the Appalachian State Intramural Pickleball Tournament. (Trust me, that sounds way more glamorous than it actually was.) While pickleball has caught on over time and has become, as one website put it, “one of the … More Radiance & Goodness

I hate shots…

I remember when I was growing up and those infamous visits to the pediatrician’s office. I remember my doctor’s name – Dr. Amos, whose office was located near Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro – and I remember that the only cool thing about going to his office were the “Highlights” magazines and all the germ-infested … More I hate shots…

resolutely…

Recently, I taught what turned out being a 2-part series (and should have been a 3-part series) titled, When Jesus Comes to Town based on the account of the Triumphal Entry in Luke 19 and the events leading up to it. Over the past few weeks/months, I’ve been absolutely captured by this thought (which begins … More resolutely…