Monthly Archives: December 2012

Evermore and Evermore.

Tabula Rosa is how the ancients phrased it. For as we stand on the doorstep of yet another year, a “blank slate” is truly what God has given to each of us. In fact, as of this writing, I am … Continue reading

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Mincemeat Methodists

The brass band was nice and the singing was good. Similarly, the fir tree outside the front door sparkled with lights and candles illuminated each window, their shadows dancing over the crowd gathered outside. But I have to confess that … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line in Connecticut

The psychologist on one of the cable networks said it best perhaps: “we have now crossed a red line” in terms of evil. For as shocking as the senseless shootings in colleges and high schools and even shopping malls have … Continue reading

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Ode to Fruitcake

(The following was written in 1986 while serving as the pastor of Lindale United Methodist Church. Since that time, numerous individuals in a variety of congregations have kindly tried to convince me that I simply have not ever had a … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Kings

If he were living today I have a feeling he might have been the president of Syria, or at the very least, the often heavy-handed commissioner of the NBA.  For like Bashar Assad, who has shown no hesitation to kill … Continue reading

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