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...]

Church retries Casey Anthony

They call themselves “In Touch With Christ Christian Center” but that might be a misnomer. I’ll let you decide. In an effort to raise awareness ¬†about something — they claim child abuse — this Cleveland congregation held a mock Casey Anthony trial. REALLY? This is your best effort at preventing child abuse? I’m all for [Read More...]

The Risky Business of being a Rock Star Pastor

I’ve written in many places about the life-long friendship I enjoyed with the pastor of my youth. Pastor Smitty was dear to me in that way that pastors can be to heart-sick children. He really was a good Shepherd. Kind and gentle. Slow to speak — those who knew him and Miz Betty best would [Read More...]


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