#WorstResponders

Unless you live under a rock, the phrase “9-11” carries a certain weight. Many of us remember that day with a frightening clarity; one born of watching terrible events play out in real-time on our televisions. Some, like me, were sitting in a fire station and saw our brothers and sisters of the FDNY selflessly […]

What A Difference A Gay Makes

Every so often, some caring soul will announce that the only way for this country to avoid God’s wrath is to kill all the gays. Normally, these calls come from preachers, like Tempe, Arizona’s Steven Anderson or Charles Worley of my very own North Carolina.  Monday, we heard this call again; only this time, it came from an […]

It’s Not All Doom And Gloom

Let say this right up front: last night was not a good night for Americans with a progressive bent. Hell, it wasn’t even a good one for moderates, considering that moderate Republicans are pretty thin on the ground these days. But, are things really as bad as some of the progressive blogs and websites are saying? […]

Act Like a Man?

Mark Driscoll has a new conference heading our way this fall called “Act Like Men”. According to Matthew Paul Turner, “It appears to be just like Promise Keepers, except with beer drinkers and free rulers for measuring things”. God knows, Pastor Mark has plenty to say on this subject (manhood, not measuring…, things); in fact , he […]

On This Day in History

53 years ago today, four N. C. A&T students walked in and sat down at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N. C. A group of people sitting down at the lunch counter wasn’t a big deal, it happened every day. But, these four young men, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair (now Jibreel Khazan) and David Richmond, were […]

It’s Finally Here!!!

Election Day, that is and thank God for that. This election cycle has been contentious, nasty, filled with lies and half-truths and interminably long. But, it’s also an extremely important one. The two major candidates have extremely different views about how things should be run and whichever of them wins, those views will have a […]

Part of Two of Our Series: Everybody Learns

Education is a theme that doesn’t often get associated with Jesus, but He had a hand in changing it, also. Before Jesus, education tended to be reserved for the élite. In Israelite culture, around the age of 5, young boys spent a good part of their day in synagogue memorizing the Torah. Those who showed […]

Odds and Ends

Today, I thought I’d take a few minutes to update you guys on my medical travails and then address something I’m not sure I could make a whole post out of. First, the medical crap. For those not in the know, about 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. The surgery and follow-up treatment […]

A Good Day

It’s a very good day. I’m sitting on the porch, looking out at the beach on a beautiful day. I’m surrounded by people I care love and care about. I feel as good as I’ve felt in a good while and yesterday, surprisingly, the Supreme Court made what I think is pretty good ruling on […]