Investing in the Future as an Act of Faith

The remarkable thing about this image is its location. These wind mills are in the largest coal-producing state in the union, Wyoming. There are many others. To be fair, I also saw a dragline operating along the interstate west of Laramie. So I’m NOT trying to pump up Wyoming as some bastion of earth justice. In fact its Wyoming’s status as a coal giant that makes … Continue reading Investing in the Future as an Act of Faith

Drive By Poetry

A man wrecks his car looking at a rainbow…still finds a pot of gold. Not the kind that princes seek glistening in the Columbian sunshine, but the kind that builds up in bus station corners, lines up for government cheese, piles up on the lower rungs of recovery. This, after the insurance company said “No, rainbows are not an act of God”. [Noah, bleary-eyed, snickers … Continue reading Drive By Poetry

The United Methodist Church, Shame and LGBT Suicide

My Wake-Up Call Suicide. This is the deep, dark, truthful mirror the LGBT community is holding up to the church. LGBT young adults who are rejected by their families are 8.4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their LGBT counterparts who are accepted (see CDC). The church is the family of God. This is the crux of the issue. It’s time for the church … Continue reading The United Methodist Church, Shame and LGBT Suicide

Saturday Night, 12 hours From the Pulpit

Leading worship has become one humiliation after another. From trying to avoid critical people to trying to remember everyone’s name to remembering all the things you forgot to trying to get kids to think I’m cool (didn’t I fail at that enough in high school) to bearing one’s soul again as the clock shouts “Too Long” to realizing you messed up the bulletin to making … Continue reading Saturday Night, 12 hours From the Pulpit