I’m A Little Disappointed

So, it’s been two whole weeks since the nation was told it’s facing a disaster of biblical proportions and what’s happened? Nothing. Not a damn thing. No fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. No rivers and seas boiling. We haven’t begun forty years of darkness and there have been no earthquakes or volcanoes. The dead aren’t rising […]

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Geez, it seems like no matter where I look these days, there’s god-damned rainbow staring me in the face. It’s all over Facebook and there are pictures of that damned flag everywhere. Hell, I’ve even seen a couple in real life. And, that this is happening as the Confederate flag is coming down makes things […]

I’ll Take Two Boxes, Please

Yesterday, during worship, the Daisy troop that meets at College Park Baptist Church introduced themselves and told us a few things they were doing, like purchasing stuffed animals to help children who have been resettled in our area (Greensboro has a history of welcoming refugees) and donating a portion of the money from cookie sales […]

But, I Don’t Want To!

Every so often, we hear of a conservative celebrity making not-so-flattering statements about LGBTQ issues, sort of like Mike Huckabee did recently. The latest entrant in the “How Much Of My Foot Can I Fit In My Mouth” sweepstakes, Huckabee declared that forcing Christians to accept same-sex marriage is akin to telling Jews they have to […]

That Could’ve Been Me

           Last week, PBS aired Klansville U.S.A.,  a documentary about Bob Jones and the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolian in the 1960’s. It was one of the most interesting films I’ve seen in quite a while and I highly recommend it. The basics presented weren’t exactly news to me, as I grew […]

It’s Advent (Sigh) Pt V

It’s usually around this point that I begin wondering why I chose to do a series of blog posts and this time is no exception. Chalk it up to my ADHD, but maintaining focus on a subject for more than a couple of posts can be difficult, to say the least. But, we’ve come this […]

Spirit Or Letter?

Some days, finding a topic for a blog post is not easy. On those days, I spend as much time looking for a something to write about as much as I do actually writing about it. Other days, subject matter will just fall into my lap. Today is of those days; the good kind, I mean. This morning, […]

Does “Can” Equal “Should”?

On October 10, marriage equality came to North Carolina when Max Cogburn, a federal district court judge, ruled that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Virginia’s case also applied to NC’s Amendment One. For a little while after Judge Cogburn issued his ruling, I had the following thought: “While we celebrate this good news, we […]

Maybe I Should Do This More Often

Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States released the list of cases they have chosen to hear this session. Noticeably absent from that list were the circuit court rulings on same-sex marriage that were on appeal. While the absence of something isn’t normally that big a deal, this case is a little different. It’s a […]

Courageous?

Recently, I saw this picture on Facebook and it rankled. It’s from the movie,  Courageous.  I don’t know much more about it than what I see in this picture and I’m kind of glad about that. Because anything that presents this image of fatherhood isn’t exactly what you’d call my cup of tea. If you’re wondering why, […]