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Guns, Dunn, Race, Religion, and You

Guns. Race. Religion. Is it possible to have a conversation about these three things?

Must the mere mention of any of them send a conversation spiraling down into a cess pool of innuendo and posturing?

How do we talk about series social issues as people of faith without stumbling into the briar patch of stereotypes?

Is it possible to listen to each other?


Pete Seeger, the State of the Union, and Calling Each Other Names

The music died yesterday. Well, a little bit of it died. After a career of more than seventy years, Pete Seeger passed away at 94 years of age.

I spent some time yesterday listening to tunes like “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?” and “If I Had a Hammer” and thought a bit about how a person can change the world with his voice.

It was a good feeling. I felt hopeful.

Then President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, I stumbled onto Facebook, and nearly lost my faith in humanity.


What is the Future of Preaching? I’ve Seen It!

I have written several times about the cloudy horizons of Christianity in America. I write today to say I can see some bright sunshine pushing through the clouds.

The source of the sunshine is a group of young preachers.

Amidst the many challenges of the church today,  preaching serves as the cornerstone to the future of the church. Given the importance of preaching, you may wonder about its future.

I do and I want to say I have seen the future of preaching and I like very much what I see.

There is hope for the church in the young preachers among us.