Year: 2016

Faithful Presence #4 – An Advent Series

Mary could tell stories. For more than fifty years she worked with youth. Sadness gripped her when she thought of those who made life choices that ended in pain. Joy welled up when she recalled many a young person who took up different practices fueled by a different truth … Continue reading

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Faithful Presence – An Advent Series #3

Dear lady in the coffee aisle,

If this little letter ever finds you I hope it finds you well. I wanted to say thank you for what you did for me today.Continue reading

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Faithful Presence – An Advent Series: #2

The group of children rehearsed their songs as part of the Christmas program. C wanted to be in front of the microphone. What child doesn’t want to hear himself through a PA system? Especially a child who thinks it cool his Grandpa uses a mic regularly. Straining his neck … Continue reading

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Faithful Presence – An Advent Series: #1

Eager. Determined. Excited. E ran from Grandma’s car to the front doors of the church. Dressed in her Sunday-go-to-church clothes she stopped long enough to give me a hug and a kiss. “I love you,” could be heard as she headed off to her Sunday School class.¬†… Continue reading

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That Time One of My Interviewees Became a Reader’s Choice Finalist – Go Vote for Tom Oord

Almost one year ago I took a different direction with my podcast. Up to that point I had offered some reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary. Our congregation and other Baptists, even Southern Baptists, ¬†interested in the Christian Seasons and what that looks like in a Tradition where Advent … Continue reading

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