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 […]

The Best Political Commentary Around

My two kids are amazing. The stuff they say just boggles my mind sometimes. I know every parent feels like their children are certified-Grade-A genius, but my two make me wonder how much longer I can remain near the top of the intellectual food chain in our house. To wit: an out of the blue […]

What I Consider Worthless

“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him.” – […]

Presidential Promise Keepers

Let’s be honest. It’s an election year. People are grumpy. People are anxious. We’re in the midst of uncertain (if not unfamiliar) times for our country. Folks are looking for someone to give them reassurance that everyone is going to be okay. Unfortunately, that message isn’t exactly coming across. Recently we’ve had the Republican candidate, […]

In Defense of the Constitwotion

I’m tired. I spent last week with my students at camp, came home Saturday to some housework that needed to be done, and was the resident staff member at church on Sunday – which meant I preached Sunday morning and was on duty Sunday night. So forgive me if this comes off less eloquent than […]