Category Archives: Faith & Life

Life Lessons

I’m not old enough to be considered a wise old sage. In fact, even when I reach that age — whatever it is — I doubt I’ll be qualified. But these first six months of retirement have given me time … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about the pigs

There’s a story in the Gospel of Mark (chapter 5) about Jesus healing a man who was possessed by a legion on demons. He was so bad off that he lived out in a cemetery. He must have been dangerous. … Continue reading

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Just because you’re you

What if somebody threw a party for you, not to celebrate your birthday or retirement or any other significant milestone or achievement, but just because you’re you? Would you be suspicious, looking around waiting for the other shoe to drop? … Continue reading

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From the mouths of babes…

Where were you 12 years ago? These young people were not yet born. But they have some thoughtful insights into our post-9/11 world. I did this little video for the Richmond Faith Forum on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Listen … Continue reading

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Establish the work of my hands

I woke up this morning with fear and doubt. I’ve been working on The Prodigal Project for three years. And it is going well. We have a terrific screenplay, some talented and energetic folks working hard to move the story … Continue reading

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Hiking during staff meeting

Staff meetings at Richmond’s First Baptist Church take place at 9:30 Tuesday mornings. Never having been a big fan of them, I decided the best way to spend my first Tuesday morning of retirement was by taking a long hike. … Continue reading

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Writing leads to mental illness

A young Jewish film student from the Bronx walks into a bar with a Southern Baptist preacher, a Goth 7-Eleven clerk, and a gay vintage clothing storeowner. Sound like the setup for a corny joke? Actually, those are some of … Continue reading

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