Travel Ban, Refugees & Christian Ethics

The Travel Ban has stirred a lot of trouble in Donald Trump’s Administration. And, Christians have joined the fray: arguing the positions of Conservatives or Liberals. But, how does the Gospel respond to the travel ban? And, what does the Gospel say to us Christians – regardless of political perspective.

During Black History Month, I am reminded of the story of Absolom Jones – the first Black priest of the Episcopal Church. What happened to him…how it happened and why it happened, says a lot to the Church in the context of a travel ban and issues of diversity & acceptance.

So, what do we learn because of Absolom Jones? What does the reality Absolom Jones’ experience tell us about our present?

The Lord’s Prayer Will Never Be the Same…

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the few prayers that is known by a majority of Christians. Even those who do not know it, are familiar with it. Even non-Christians are familiar with the the prayer Jesus taught His disciples. But, when is the last time you’ve really thought about this prayer?

The Lord’s Prayer is More than Just Words

There are no magic words for prayer. But there is indeed power in how Jesus taught His disciples to pray. And certainly, we live in times where we should want to know that Power…right?

What do you think about the Lord’s Prayer after listening to these thoughts? Please share your comments, that we all may benefit from your joy and revelation!

Race in America & the Good Samaritan

Race in America is indeed an issue. Deny it all you want, but the last few days have shown this to be true. What can be done? What is the solution?

Race in America has proven to be tricky. We find more and more ways to divide, when we need to be finding ways to come together. The Lord has something to say about that, and guidance for how we can move forward to resolve the issues of race in America. How do you respond?

Wilderness Times Shouldn’t Scare You

Wilderness times come and go in our lives. We find ourselves in situations that we don’t understand…where we feel lost and confused…maybe even abandoned.

The Lord allows us to go into the wilderness…into rough & confusing periods of life, for His purposes. If indeed all things work together for good for those who love the Lord, then this must be true, right? In my final message as the Priest at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, I explain the purpose of the wilderness for them. What is the purpose of the wilderness for you?

Word of God Torture?

The Word of God is considered the supreme authority by many Christians. But is it?

Many times people know and acknowledge the Word of God…even worship the Word, yet want nothing to do with the Word. The Word of God comes to torment you. But so many times we shy away from it like it’s torture. How do you respond?