Born to Kill

March 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm

        Long before I ever read Timothy Kudo’s article in the New York Times, I already knew how to kill. Never with my hands, but with weapons I was given at birth that always proved to be equally as fatal; a quick mind, a heart perpetually turned inward […]

#WithoutDad: Part 2

February 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

       In a previous post I reflected on the recent Superbowl ad run by Nissan and subsequent popularity of the hashtag #WithDad. In short,  I challenged the assumption that absent fathers are given an untold number of chances to enter the lives of their adult children in later years. The […]

The Hobbit & The Battle of the Five Denominations

January 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm

41,000 That was the figure given in 2011 by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity as an estimate for the total number of Christian denominations and organizations worldwide. Unfortunately, it is probably safe to assume that the number has only risen in recent years, not declined. As a member of […]

Yik-Yak and the Christian Community

October 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  The following is a guest post by my friend and colleague, Dr. Don Shepson. Don is the Chair of the Ministry and Leadership Department at Toccoa Falls College and an ordained Priest in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA).     Recently I have been thinking a great […]

How Hipsters Became More Powerful than the Gates of Hell

August 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:1   Scene 1: I am on staff at a Presbyterian church that follows a formal Presbyterian liturgy. I am taking a respite […]