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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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Home for Christmas

Following is a story I shared during the “Hanging of the Green” worship service at Richmond’s First Baptist Church on the First Sunday of Advent, 2011. He’d been searching three years. He was tired. The friends who helped never did … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Plot Thickens

This week in our writing session, we decided on a direction for the second draft of our screenplay for The Prodigal Project. Thanks to our Pastor, Dr. Jim Somerville, who met with us and offered some well-timed words of encouragement. … Continue reading

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Milepost #1: The Screenplay – Done!

This morning, my writing partners Matthew Brown and Deborah Hocutt and I completed the first read-through of the first draft of our screenplay, which we’ve entitled, “Passages.” It was an emotional experience for me, representing the passing of the first … Continue reading

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Second Chances for Both Sons

Among the many messages in the parable of the Prodigal (Luke 15:11-32) is that God actually seeks out despicable people and gives them a second chance. Over the past two and a half years, as I’ve been working on the … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Project

A generation of people in their 20s & 30s see Christians and the church as hypocritical and judgmental. They are aware of Jesus… in fact, many of them grew up in the church. They are comfortable with Jesus’ teachings and … Continue reading

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