As I’ve been writing daily reflections during Lent, I’m hopeful you’ve been able to learn a little bit about me. I have tried to be candid, open, and vulnerable. I feel like I have grown spiritually, and I hope
On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buz Aldrin made history. Along with Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Armstrong and Aldrin flew on the Apollo 11 space mission to the moon. After a speech by President John F.
Each of us has experienced some kind of trauma at some point in our lives. Events that might have seemed minor to other people in our lives may have impacted us far more severely than others might have thought.
As a former sports reporter, I am a sports junkie. I love to watch football and men’s and women’s basketball. I love going to baseball games and I enjoy playing golf. In fact, some of my favorite movies are
When I was a child, one of my favorite television programs was Sesame Street. In fact, to this day, I enjoy the opportunity to watch Sesame Street, so I find excuses to watch when I can. I enjoy the
Sometimes when I’m wearing my clerical clothing I look in the mirror and think negative thoughts about myself. “Who are you to wear that collar?” I ask myself. “What makes you think you can lead worship? Who’s to say
I remember as a child I was taught that the Roman Catholic Church was the “one, true Church.” If someone chose not to be a part of the one, true Church, then they would face severe consequences. “But what
Our friend Augustine of Hippo is quoted as saying “Si comprehendis, non est Deus.” Easy for him to say! But that’s only because he spoke Latin. If we translate his words into English, we get “If you can understand
There’s a word going around these days that seems quite divisive. It’s one of those words that seems to separate people, mostly along political lines. It’s a hot-button word that gets people’s blood boiling. Some people seem to get
A while back, we talked about privilege together. I know this is an uncomfortable topic, and sometimes we find ourselves getting our defenses up when we talk about privilege. I don’t like to admit I have privilege. I like