“If a homeless man froze to death on the steps of a church, what would it change?” That’s the question being asked by my friend Allen in his new book, Shaken Awake. Allen uses real-life events that many of us here in the Atlanta area experienced just ten months ago to tell a tragic tale, […]
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”Franklin Delano Roosevelt [March 4, 1933] “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. […]
from Robert’s concert, Friday night… here’s the whole photo set. The show was a great success, from several perspectives. It not only raised the funds needed, it brought together a whole bunch of folks for a night of good music and worship. Good times indeed.
Packing My Office, Moving On
As my friend Jason’s prayer goes, “God give me the wisdom to deal with things I can’t deal with and the strength to walk through the things You have given me.” Today’s departure is disappointing, but we all know that without change life stagnates. I’m sure that the Lord has a plan; my mother used […]
Instruction for the Week
“Go and do likewise.” see Luke, 10:25-37.
What My Sons Are Doing
On October 30, 1998 Hurricane Mitch struck Central America. Almost 3000 people were killed around Chinandega, Nicaragua, and entire villages disappeared under volcanic mudslides. The government was unable to to provide much for the people and over 300 of the surviving families were move to what little land was available – on top of a […]
New CSI for an Old Crime
I read a fascinating book this weekend, Ian Wilson’s Murder At Golgotha. Subtitled “Revisiting the Most Famous Crime Scene in History,” it’s an interesting look at Jesus’ crucifixion and other events during Holy Week from a forensic and analytic perspective. While not proving the Bible to be 100% factually correct (neither completely possible nor necessary […]
What’d Bono Say?
I was watching the Vertigo concert DVD (thank you, Brennan) the other night, and at one point Bono puts on a bandana with some graffiti. As I transcribed his comments (yea, I do strange things sometimes), I wasn’t able to hear completely and missed one or more words – see the quote below. When I […]