Man Up!

First of all, let me say that, although this is primarily addressed to men, it isn’t “just for men”. I only used that picture because I liked the image and couldn’t find one that didn’t have the “prayer meeting” line. That said, I’m not a big fan of the phrase “Man up” because it implies that the […]

Changing My Life

Two nights ago, Will D. Campbell, author, pastor, civil rights activist and general rabble-rouser, passed away. I became acquainted with Brother Will through Hugh Hollowell, who credits Campbell’s work as the reason he became a pastor running a ministry serving an at-risk population. Both Hugh and another friend, Lia Scholl (the one and only @roguereverend) […]

The End of an Era?

22 years, 10 months and fourteen days ago, I and 19 other people walked into the Keeter Training Center for our first day of work as firefighters for the City of Raleigh. As a group, we weren’t very  diverse: we were so white we were brighter than a welding arc, to steal a phrase from a friend. In fact, […]