Love is the Way – Book Review

BOOK REVIEW:  LOVE IS THE WAY: Holding on to Hope in Troubled Times I became a fan of Bishop Michael Curry last year when I came across his The Way of Love podcast one morning while out walking my dog as an escape from the cabin-fever of Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Bishop Curry’s calm discussions regarding the troubles facingContinue reading “Love is the Way – Book Review”

Ash Wednesday and Justice

Today marks a worldwide observance among the majority of Christians, called Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season that culminates in Easter Sunday. Irenaeus of Lyons was one early Church leader who wrote about the observance of Lent as it existed in the second century. Socrates and many others wrote of the ChristianContinue reading “Ash Wednesday and Justice”

Love Gives True Victory

When you’re driving late at night without the benefit of lights lining the highways, what do you do? You use your high beam headlights, so you can see more of your surroundings. Common courtesy dictates that we return to our normal headlights when we see a car approaching in the opposite direction. Right? But, haveContinue reading “Love Gives True Victory”

The Bible: It’s Not About You

“The Bible is God’s letter to you,” and similar statements are common to hear in a variety of churches. I remember hearing this repeatedly while growing up in the Midwest. While the sentiment may be well-intentioned, it promotes a false understand of the object and intent of Scripture. It results in misunderstandings, and just plainContinue reading “The Bible: It’s Not About You”

2021: Seeing the Invisible

It is very common in Florida to see people standing on the corner of nearly every stop light of a busy intersection holding the stereotypical cardboard sign and asking for money. Two of my favorite places in Tampa, Ybor City and the Riverwalk, are especially crowded at various points during the day with folks sittingContinue reading “2021: Seeing the Invisible”