*Ramadan Mubarak!

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Welcome to the high Holy Month of Ramadan. I’ll never forget my first Ramadan Iftar. I was invited to the breaking of the fast with a friend from college and his Muslim community at Oklahoma State back in the day. So much fun! And great food! Good times! Today is the first full day of...

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Sower

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Jesus:“Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of...

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This is the Day!

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Wow, it’s here! Finally! Monday was still Winter and yesterday, Spring! Ta-dah! Sun!Warm (85)!Open all the windows in the house and let it flow!Break out the shorts and tee-shirts! Finally! It’s so motivating. So awesome! Welcome back, old friend—it’s good to see...

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Ready or Not

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Maybe it’s the recovery from the shoulder replacement, maybe I’m just getting old, maybe it just is, and maybe you can relate to this at some point. My sleep cycle is all jacked up. I’m still reading the Ron Chernow biography Grant. It’s awesome! It’s a long read...

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We're Gonna Get Better

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So, the Beloved Community conversation continues… And, obviously it needs to. Two black men are arrested at Starbucks in Philly for basically “waiting while black.” Seriously! A couple guys are hanging out waiting for a friend or a colleague or whatever (how many times have...

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Another Spring Break

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Wow, it’s quiet.Very quiet. And that’s totally cool with me. After a week of being stoned on oxycodone as I recover from the reverse shoulder replacement, it feels great to be back in the office for a few hours each day. It feels great to be clear-headed again, all day every...

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Early Morning, April 4…

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Shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride In the name of love What more in the name of love I’ll never forget the first time I heard those lyrics. Who can? It’s from The Unforgettable Fire. Right after the bridge, the final...

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Maundy

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I know, right? What’s Maundy Thursday? What’s that all about? True confessions of an old preacher: It slips my mind every year. All that seminary. Years of church work. I’m not exactly “new.” You’d think I’d know that off the top of my head by now...

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Another Holy Week

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Another snow storm is blowing into Madison—what Spring? Somebody didn’t get the word. And we were thinking of doing a Palm Sunday parade outside? Well, I was thinking about it…but cooler heads prevailed. It’s a risk this time of year for anything. Thank God the...

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Follow The Kids!

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One month ago. 17 more lives. Gun violence in school at Parkland, Florida. The tipping point. #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives Kids are activated, engaged, and they will not be denied. Enough is enough! Right now (10:00am EDT, Wednesday, March 14, 2018) as I write this, high school and middle...

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