Month: November 2016

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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(His) Cancer Is Funny: An Interview with Jason Micheli

Danish comedian Victor Borge is credited with observing, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”¬†Jason Micheli must surely be Borge’s prodigy. Though Micheli lives in Alexandria, VA, his humor in writing and in conversations over Skype have brought him very near me here in Fly … Continue reading

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Shame – The Big Gulp of Shut Up Juice: An Interview with Steve Austin

Theories of the atonement, what the cross of Jesus means for us, tend to focus on sin. What about our shame? I suspect more people wrestle with shame while believing they have been forgiven their sins.… Continue reading

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