Learning How to Pray

Several years ago, I asked God to teach me how to pray. I was working as a minister at the time, and as I read more and more about the lives of spiritually strong people, I came to understand that prayer was an essential part of their lives. To have power in Christ was to […]

Guard the Seeds You Sow

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap […]

A Veteran Explains Trump

David Brown and I go way back. Like, over 35 years back. He lived next door to me when I was a kid, and we were fast friends. I spent many an afternoon or weekend either at his house, or hosting him at mine. We didn’t have everything in common, but that didn’t stop us […]

Letter to a Young Black Man

Dear Young Black Man – I passed you on the sidewalk yesterday¬†while I was out for a stroll. You had on a hoodie, despite the heat, and your shorts were sagging. You had your ear buds in, your hands shoved deep into your pockets, and for whatever reason you were wearing a backpack. You weren’t […]

A Gun Proposal (Because I’m Stupid Like That)

I’ve been thinking lately about guns and what to do with them. I’ve been thinking about it in part because my son has suddenly developed a strong interest in learning to shoot. I would chalk it up to superhero movies making guns seem cool, but in our other conversations I detect a deeper motivation. I […]