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“I Have No Idea,” said the Trauma Chaplain

“Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle But put me in summer and I’ll be a happy snowman” The World’s second most famous snowman, Olaf, sung those lyrics in last year’s favorite movie, Frozen. Olaf loves warm hugs … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons: I Am Who I Am

Exodus 3:14 (NRSV): God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ He said further, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.” ’ ——— I’m at the end of a much-needed vacation. During my time away, I took an opportunity to … Continue reading

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I Don’t Deserve This

I don’t deserve this. That’s what I said through all of this.  I drove home today with a Honda CR-V and I want to defend my decision to you.  I want to justify it.  I want to say I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Heaven came to Richmond Yesterday

First Baptist, Richmond is on a yearlong mission trip this year.  Jesus Christ is the driver and the bus has pulled into Richmond to bring the Kingdom to town.  It’s a beautiful ride to be a part of.  Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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You Are Not a Christian

Here is another one of those entries that starts with, “It’s been a while since I’ve written….”. I don’t have a great excuse as to why, but I’ve had many encounters over the past weeks that caused me to reflect … Continue reading

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Ode to Dr. Spencer and a Grateful Reminder to All Who Are Called

I am having so many flashbacks right now. I went to River Road, Baptist today to hear and see Dr. Scott Spencer preach and it’s the first time I’ve been back to a “formal” “high church” worship since landing back … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Ms. Betty

While I was going to the moderate CBF seminary here in town, I worked at the Christian bookstore owned by the fundamental Southern Baptist Convention.  You can imagine I heard some harsh words from “both” sides of the pew in … Continue reading

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I am Humbled – A Hospital Chaplain’s Prayer

No matter how big the call, no matter how small, you have no idea what God is calling you to do, but God needs you. He needs me.  He needs all of us.  -Fr Mychal Judge (From his last homily, … Continue reading

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