Alternative faces

Alternative faces

I continue to struggle with what to say these days: with so many bad choices, hurtful orders, and childish displays coming from the White House, it seems irresponsible not to comment on them — but many others more qualified than I are providing cogent...
Planned obsolescence?

Planned obsolescence?

My old pair of Nikes must have come with an expiration date I didn’t see. I tend to wear my shoes until I wear them out, especially those we euphemistically call tennis or track shoes: I haven’t played tennis or run track in more than 40 years. On me,...
Journey to the Center of the Earth …

Journey to the Center of the Earth …

Jules Verne, the 19th century pioneer of science fiction, fascinated me with his Journey to the Center of the Earth, which involved an expedition deep into the earth’s core. On Thursday, participants in the Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith...
The Sunday the Devil Showed Up for Worship

The Sunday the Devil Showed Up for Worship

  So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (Romans 8:6, NLT) I sat in worship, wearing my black tie with hearts all over it because it was Valentine’s Day, with the church my...