Boy howdy, has this been an interesting topic. It is easy to get caught up in the emotion of the argument and not take the time to take a step back and examine what is really going on. But let’s do just that. Let’s take a step back and take a look. Read more

This week, on Outside the Walls, I’m going to talk with fellow Patheos blogger, Sam Rocha, about what steps we can take to form our consciences as we prepare ourselves to vote. It promises to be a riveting conversation. We’ll address both how to form our consciences overall, and with respect to the current election cycle. Read more

I had the great pleasure of attending the Rite of Episcopal Ordination for the Most Reverend David Konderla, the fourth Bishop of Tulsa. Over the course of the day, I conducted several “Instagram Interviews.” I share them with you here. Read more

Back in May, I wrote about one of our favorite rest stops on our long trips to and from Colorado. Here are a couple of videos I just recorded at St. Fidelis that you might find interesting. Read more

“He hit me!” her indignant little voice exclaims. I turn my attention to the offender. “Did you hit her?” “Yes, because she bit me!” I know now that I’m going to turn my head more than a spectator at a tennis match. Read more

So, gentle reader, how do you avoid the trap of demonizing your opponent and letting all hellfire loose upon their inane, inferior argument (for the spiritual safety of others who might be led astray by their malevolent attempt to twist doctrine and decency for their own gain… of course)? Remember the three R’s. Read more

I was honored a few years ago to be on the Journey Home, and what I took away from it was that an hour is not nearly enough time to tell about a journey that took 10 years. You can watch that episode below, but be sure to tune in this Saturday at 4:00 PM Eastern via the Breadbox Media App or Live Stream as Marcus Grodi and I explore the power of our stories. Read more

Scott Eric Alt joins me tomorrow on my radio show, Outside The Walls, to talk about the power of perspective, and how our experience shapes the way we view the world. Tune in via the Breadbox Media App or Live Stream tomorrow at 4:00 PM Eastern as Scott Eric Alt and I explore the difference between perspective informing our view and preconception distorting our view! Read more

Here we are as far as we could be from my days leading the band in my protestant days. Here there is no set-list of songs to help us feel the presence of God. Here there is no effort in shedding my daily worries to open my heart up to commune with God because the candle is lit; God is present. Read more

I recalled my own small trophies from my childhood. They sit in a box gathering dust beside the small plastic busts of classical composers that I received from my piano lessons. These cheap trinkets certainly weren’t life-changing. They didn’t cause me to expect the world to give me a hand-out, but they did provide a moment of joy. Read more

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