Shaken to the Core

“We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.” – Charles West, Princeton Theological Seminary Last year, I had the privilege of preaching to you on Palm … Continue reading

Birthing Peace

Two days ago, in Paris, eight terrorists armed themselves with rifles, and went to nightclubs, restaurants, a concert, and a soccer game, where they shot dozens of innocent people at random. They then triggered explosives strapped to their bodies, blowing … Continue reading

Funeral for a Friend: Zach Arnold

(Zach Arnold was a member of many improvisation troupes around Richmond.  He died unexpectedly in late May, 2014.  I was honored to be one of the speakers at his funeral.  At the request of several people attending, have posted my … Continue reading

What We Know for Sure….

(This is  a sermon I gave at the Hermitage Retirement Home on the Gospel John 4:5-42.) Mark Twain said “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” … Continue reading

2012: Reflection on the Questions

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Now that we are into February of the new year, I’m at a place removed so I can adequately reflect on … Continue reading

I Love It when a Plan Comes Together

“מענטש טראַכט, גאָט לאַכט.” “Man plans.  God laughs.” – Yiddish Proverb   I had a plan for my summer.  It was a good plan. Starting in June:  Write all summer.  First, I would write my blog.  Then, I would finish … Continue reading