Written in Stone?

A funny thing happened on the way to a memorial service. I don’t even remember what we were talking about, but a granddaughter of the deceased said, “well, it’s not written in stone….” In that moment, I made a connection that seemed so obvious I was at once wanting to think more about it andContinue reading “Written in Stone?”

I agree with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

One of the challenges of blogging about an event a few days after that event is saying something new or different. I am going to assume you’ve read or heard or both about the Lexington, Va. restaurant that refused service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I am not going to wade into the specific event orContinue reading “I agree with Sarah Huckabee Sanders”

Loving Las Vegas

I’ve never been to Vegas, but after the mass shooting there last night, they’ve been on my mind and heart this morning. Enough that I posted this to Facebook this morning: Praying for #LasVegas, and for a country that can seemingly agree on nothing except that we should pray. Maybe that’s the best place toContinue reading “Loving Las Vegas”

Rights v Right makes wrong

Having the right to do something does not necessarily make doing it the right thing to do. Case in point: Jacyln Pfieffer was allegedly fired from her position as a teacher at Aloma Methodist Early Childhood Learning Center. Further, she was allegedly fired because it was learned that she was living in a lesbian relationship.Continue reading “Rights v Right makes wrong”

Which Jesus are we talking about?

The other day I was involved in a thread discussion in a United Methodist Clergy group. The subject of that discussion is irrelevant for my present purposes. If you really feel the need to know, ask me. In this discussion, a friend – no, an acquaintance – no, a colleague – maybe – a fellowContinue reading “Which Jesus are we talking about?”

Jesus Loves Everyone Except Greg Hardy

Just when you thought it was safe to watch professional football again, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys sign Greg Hardy to a 1 year contract. We couldn’t be more excited. We couldn’t be more outraged. If my facebook newsfeed is any indication, everyone loves @DaleHansen‘s commentary on this incident. “Is there no line youContinue reading “Jesus Loves Everyone Except Greg Hardy”

Thinking without thinking

We had a fascinating discussion yesterday at our Lenten Wednesday Lunch Study.  As you might expect, the discussion really got me thinking. We were talking about being righteous. Specifically about whether or not we are. Righteous, that is; whether or not we are righteous. Of course, the talk quickly moved toward our being righteous “inContinue reading “Thinking without thinking”

Does Distance Matter?

How far is too far? Walking back from a visit to the Elementary School we have adopted,  a discarded plastic drink bottle lay in the sidewalk.  I should have picked it up. I didn’t. I almost did.  I usually do, but here’s the deal:  after seeing that and thinking I would pick it up, IContinue reading “Does Distance Matter?”