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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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