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May 29, 2012


I was sitting enjoying lunch on an outdoor sidewalk cafe the other day when I heard a voice: "Does anyone here need rescuing?"  I reeled around to see where the voice was coming from, and it was a police officer sitting in his air conditioned cruiser.  Befuddled and not sure I'd actually heard what I thought I'd heard, I responded with a less-than-intelligent, "What???"  "Does anyone here need rescuing? I just got a 911 call that came from here and I need to know if someone needs rescuing?"  "I'm not aware of a problem, but that doesn't mean there isn't …

May 11, 2012

Are you a big, fat liar?

This month I wrote an article for Branching Out, the Presbyterian College Chaplains Association periodical, entitled, “That’s Not My Job.” It was an encouragement for the chaplains at our PCUSA-related institutions to help the church realize that Presbyterian student ministry on a Presbyterian-related campus is not the chaplain’s job.

May 1, 2012

What Have We Seen

“… what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life …”  1 John 1:1

Last week, during an annual youth ministry conference, I attended a lecture and then a class designed to be a follow-up seminar to the lecture.  The topic of both of these activities was the Saint John’s Bible.  An artistic, calligraphic rendering of the Bible.  A ten year effort, created and collaborated on lovingly by a group of ecumenical artists from around the world.  I think it’s fair to say …