I’m glad that Lent is a part of the Easter season experience at the Baptist church where I have been a member the last several years and
Late January marked the 46th anniversary of the death of my 16-year-old brother, Dennis, in a car accident. Forty-six years. If you think all of the grief
Missouri Baptist University and its students deserve commendation for engaging in dialog about interpersonal violence, learning to identify signs of abuse and helping male students to become
In Mississippi, where I spent my teenage years, one can acquire a driver's license at the age of 15. Despite its legality, my father thought I should not get a license until I was 16. It was a long year.
February is Black History Month as designated by every American President since 1976. The need is obvious, but I long for the day when we really don’t
Not very many weeks ago, many of us sang the words of Charles Wesley’s familiar Christmas carol, “Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see, Hail
My acting experience is pretty limited. Besides a couple of high school plays, my only claim to fame is the role of a wise man during Maple
The beginning of 2016 is a good time to think about fresh starts, putting aside mistakes and disappointments of the immediate past and focusing on doing better
Every time I boot up my laptop computer, the face of a young Syrian refugee stares back at me.
Remember when studies of world religions were abstract and theoretical? No more. The world has come to us. And it is messier than we imagined.