June 17, 2021

      “If I ever hear the word “n____” come out of your mouth, I will wash your mouth out with soap.” – Grace Burns, 1969   The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules The World My momma saved me from racism. It was 1969, and I was in the second grade. My friendship with my new African American classmate LC was something that was considered forbidden at the time by some local people.  However, it was my momma who... Read more

June 5, 2021

A White Boy Who Did Not Understand   It has only been a few years ago that I came to realize the depths of the secret world of segregation in my beloved small hometown of Lebanon, Virginia.  Despite this world of segregation, I LOVED growing up in Lebanon! And I remember having so much fun as a child, and all  I wanted to do was play and make many friends. Forbidden Friendships I learned later that some friendships were discouraged and,... Read more

May 17, 2021

A Reluctant Prophet I was hesitant to start this blog, yet my soul compels me to tell my story. I feel I cannot be silent any longer. Several of my closest evangelical friends admonished me over the years not to share the details of the good, the bad, and the ugly of being an evangelical pastor.  Some of these precious friends mean well, but they feel I am exposing my faith family; because they believe my honest stories will only... Read more

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