black lives matter

My son is black. This is a reality that I live with everyday. Yes, those of you who know him see him in much more complex ways. You may see his amazing smile and his joy for life. You will often see the way he loves deeply and cares for everyone he meets. You may…

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separation and good friday

Every year as I walk through Holy Week I try to have a fresh perspective. This year it has been thrust upon us all. And yet, there are still those determined to recreate the norm, defy scientific advice and endanger their own and those they come into contact with. I’m honestly at a loss for…

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holy week

It’s weird right. I mean, here we are entering into the most important time in the Christian calendar and it just doesn’t feel right. There was no procession of children waving palm branches on Sunday. There is no preparation for foot washing, communion, stations of the cross, Tenebrae, or even Easter Sunrise services. Although, we…

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God help us

Forced isolation and separation is a funny thing. Routines change; new routines are added. Sometimes you become more productive. Often times you don’t. One of the ways in which I’ve become a little less productive is in an abbreviated morning fitness time and an increased morning binge watching time. For those of you unfamiliar with…

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still a ways to go

I’ve come to realize that today, the day that we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the United States, is a day about power. This has not been an easy realization to come to, but it has been solidified this year. In the past, I often idealized everything about this day. And why…

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holiness today…?

I grew up with a lot of certainty. I knew exactly what was wrong and what was right. I knew exactly who was in and who was out. I knew who I was supposed to associate with and who I was supposed to avoid. After all, this is the legacy that my church, The Church…

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who am i?

Without a doubt the question of our age is identity. Whether we begin with politics, sexuality, religion, race, geography, wealth or whatever, the question is still the same; who am I? And perhaps most of us feel like we have this figured out on some level. We define ourselves by our jobs, by our relationships…

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control vs. love

Last weekend my family and I found ourselves in a very unusual position…we actually didn’t have anything to do on a Saturday. So we made plans to to head to the movies. We decided it was high time we saw the remake of Aladdin and headed to the only theater that was still showing it….

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three jobs, one calling

Transition and change in life are never easy. Some people handle it with incredible grace and poise and even seem to relish the opportunity for change. But truth be told, I’ve never been one of those people. I’ve always seen transition as something that is difficult and sometimes even painful. That’s why this season of…

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law and love

There’s a lot of talk these days about authority and the law. We see around us everyday people questioning those in rule over us and how we should respond to decisions being made on our behalf or on behalf of our fellow human beings. We have observed people being discriminated against, people unfairly imprisoned or…

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