The First Week of Advent

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship worked with Jim Somerville, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA, to produce a series of video messages for Advent.  You can visit the link below to watch the first message, “The Haphazard Coming of Christmas.” http://vimeo.com/album/2104817/video/50994482  

“Reality” TV

My wife recorded an episode of a new TV show called “I Forgive You.”  The show tells the true stories of men and women practicing forgiveness in all kinds of instances:  bullying, abuse, stealing, murder, etc.  She was watching the episode this morning while I was getting ready to go to work.  The first story… Read More ›

Turning the Mountain into a Molehill

The confrontation between David & Goliath is a story that resonates beyond the faith community.  The story of a weaker, overmatched hero rising up to defeat a stronger, better equipped enemy is invoked in the world of sports, politics, and entertainment.  It’s a story so many know so well, that when we actually take time… Read More ›

Reading About the Day Before on the Day After

Well, it’s all over but the shouting … but I guess we have gotten used to the shouting by now. I thought it was interesting timing to be reading the story of Samuel and Saul on the week of a Presidential election here in the United States.  Especially intriguing was to read Samuel’s description (perhaps… Read More ›