Permission to Hope

Permission to Hope

The global pandemic is far from over, but a flicker of light illuminates hope. As a dark winter settles over the United States, COVID-19 rages. Confirmed cases and deaths rise at alarming rates. Communities are shutting back down to combat the spreading virus....
Teachers Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

Teachers Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

The ongoing uncontrolled pandemic is affecting our nation in profound ways. I see an increase of cultural depression and anxiety. I call it such because it is like a kind of “flu” affecting so many in our society. There are always folks who suffer from depression and...
Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: A Dream – Part 1

Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: A Dream – Part 1

What started as a dream truly was a gift to these two weary ministers looking for rootedness in their tradition. On the morning of Sept. 25, we were driving home from a night away. We just stayed in town but needed some time for the two of us after parenting and...
Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Writing on a Monday morning, I find myself sitting on a rolled-up blanket beside the Eno River near Hillsboro, North Carolina, tagging along with my wife’s art group. They’re doing plein air painting; I’m using a very weak signal from my cell phone to access Campbell...