Celebrating Lillian

Hubert & Lillian Champion, Pine Mountain, Ga

  I’m writing this from a Starbucks in Columbus, Georgia. I made a very quick and very mysterious trip south. A secret mission of honor and happiness to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Lillian Champion. I met Lillian after she contacted me via email following the publication of some column about my father that [Read More...]

A Mother’s Reflections on 9/11

Jim Martin wrote a thoughtful post earlier this week asking what pastors ought to be preaching on 9/11. I suppose by now most pastors will already have solidified their sermons for Sunday morning. There is plenty to say about bravery and courage, about forgiveness and unity. Any of those would make a fitting sermon topic [Read More...]

God's trending among New Yorkers

God is the latest thing trending among New Yorkers. That’s the word out from the good folks over at the Barna Group. Despite the troubling nationwide decline of church attendance, in New York church attendance is on the upswing. According to a recent Barna study — Faith in New York since 9/11 — weekly church [Read More...]


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