But have not love…

I Corinthians 13, commonly called the Love Chapter of the Bible,  reinterpreted for political addicts (in other words, most of the people on Facebook): “Though I speak with the tongues of politicians and pundits, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a 24 hour new channel. And though I have the gift […]

The Little Woman

Something I wrote while my wife was making me a sandwich...

This is soup. My awesome wife Dawn made some for supper tonight. Author’s note: I did not force her to cook this meal in any patrician/male-dominating sort of way. I’m pretty sure she did not feel coerced to do it and it did not betray her femininity to take on such a traditional conservative role […]

Rainbow Sprinkles

To those who don't fit it...good!

You may not have known I was a dancer in the 80s. Just a boy, his dance belt and a dream, walking the mean streets of NYC. I’ll bet the people who just voted yesterday to hire me as their next pastor had no idea of my past. But that’s Ok… …because it’s just a […]

A Dusty Old Book

It’s weird, that moment when you suddenly realize how others perceive you. It’s as if a window opens and you no longer see yourself subjectively – you can now see yourself through the eyes of others. When spiritual issues come up in conversation, I can tell how alien I seem. It’s like I’m talking about […]

Blinding Them With Science

A worship service, led by the Right Reverend Bill Nye

I’m afraid I may have just triggered someone. First, let me explain. I watched over the weekend as the March for Science took place in Washington D.C. (Earth Day – April 22, 2017). The organizers had made it clear they didn’t want their event to become a partisan political forum: We unite as a diverse, […]

Keepsake

Hold on loosely to the things of this life...

I watched them tear down my dreams today… Well, it wasn’t really as devastating as it sounds. It was actually just the set for a musical I was performing in. We had auditions about 4 months ago. I hoped and hoped I’d get this particularly fun part. It was everything I’d dreamed of since my […]

LESS > MORE

With church, sometimes bigger isn't always better

I was on larger church staffs for more than 20 years. One of my favorite jokes shared among staff members was this one: “I love the ministry, it’s just the people I can’t stand.”  Although it was supposed to be ironic, it was probably truer of me once than I’d ever want to admit. When […]