From Danny: Unsung Heroes- An Unnamed Woman

Have you ever felt like you didn't belong? I remember walking into the large classroom on the 3rd floor of Bishops Hall at the Candler School of Theology on my first day of seminary for my first class, OT 501. I spent most of those two hours wondering if I could cut it at Emory… Continue reading From Danny: Unsung Heroes- An Unnamed Woman

Driving the Train Rather Than Jumping on the Bandwagon

The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The bandwagon to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse in South Carolina has filled up. I also understand that Wal-Mart is going to discontinue… Continue reading Driving the Train Rather Than Jumping on the Bandwagon

Lament and Challenge in Charleston

As a nation and as people of faith, we find ourselves in lament, remembering the Psalmists who shared laments many years ago. The tragic act of terror that took place in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston shakes us to our core. From the location in a historic church to the racism exhibited by the… Continue reading Lament and Challenge in Charleston

Finding Your Voice

In the best picture winner The King's Speech, we are invited into the story of King George VI and his unlikely rise to the throne. I say unlikely because he felt it was unlikely because of a speech impediment that he felt disqualified him from leadership of the United Kingdom. Then he met a speech therapist who… Continue reading Finding Your Voice

Things I Learned at CYF Conference 2015 (or Summer Camp 2015)

I had the great privilege of being the co-director at our camp for our older high school youth in Middle Georgia last week. In our tradition its called CYF Conference and I thought I would share some things I learned last week. Youth plan moving worship services- I felt like we have moving worship services each… Continue reading Things I Learned at CYF Conference 2015 (or Summer Camp 2015)

Unsung Heroes: Jairus

Even though it has been six years, I vividly remember walking into the retreat center for my first Bethany Fellows clergy retreat. Walking into a group of people who are some of our church's best and brightest young clergy can be intimidating. I felt the self-inflicted need to have it all together so that people… Continue reading Unsung Heroes: Jairus

We Have a Problem

I'm spending the week in the beloved community we know as church camp and we try to stay away from the news as much as possible while here, however several of us caught the video of a pool party in McKinney, Texas. The images of a police officer pointing a gun at a group of… Continue reading We Have a Problem

From Danny- Unsung Heroes: Deborah

Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook, however that's not been her main role in life recently. She is also a grieving spouse, having lost her husband David thirty days ago. She recently published a powerful reflection about her experience of life in these past thirty days. Listen to what she writes, I think when… Continue reading From Danny- Unsung Heroes: Deborah

The Cross Across the Lake

There sits a cross across a lake in Gordon, Georgia. If you've never heard of Gordon (Gordonville as it is affectionately known as) you are probably not alone. I believe what makes Gordon unique is that for fifty years people have flocked to Gordon seeking a better way, searching for new life. More often than… Continue reading The Cross Across the Lake