Join the Rebellion

EPISODE I: November 19 – The Rebel Alliance EPISODE II: November 26 – The Power of the Dark Side EPISODE III: December 3 – May The Force Be With You It’s been more than 30 years since Star Wars first exploded into theaters, but the swashbuckling sci-fi films from writer-director George Lucas have left a […]


If you do a Google search for “the greatest philosophers of all time,” some interesting names show up. Folks like John Locke, Thomas Aquinas, Confucius and Plato all seem to be on the top 10 lists. The number 1 spot is reserved for Aristotle. Now, I am not doubting the greatness of these guys. They […]

All Saints

Being raised Catholic, All Saints Day has always been part of my faith experience. I guess that is why, when I was appointed to East Texas, I couldn’t understand why that United Methodist Church didn’t observe the Sunday in a special manner. And when I began to plan their first All Saints Service, I was […]

Reformation Day

  With a hammer in one hand and a large scroll under his arm, Martin Luther approached the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. He paused to take a couple of nails from a pouch hidden in the folds of his dark woolen habit; he then began pounding his 95 Theses to the church’s heavy wooden […]


There is this great story buried in the Old Testament Book of Samuel about a young man named Jonathan, the son of King Saul. Because his dad wasn’t doing what God wanted him to do, Jonathan made the decision to do the “right” thing. One day, Jonathan woke up his armor bearer with a great […]


Although Steve Jobs simply wanted to make a “ding in the universe,” he did more than make a “ding,” he began a revolution that changed the world. And he did so by doing things differently than how they were being done. When he was asked about the success of Apple, his reply was simple: Everything […]


Eighty-six-year-old Joy Johnson, a veteran of 25 New York City marathons, died with her running shoes on. Johnson, the oldest runner in the 2013 marathon, fell at the 20-mile marker but went on to cross the finish line at about eight hours. After the race, she returned to her hotel room, lay down with her […]