In Praise of Volunteers

For the first time in fourteen summers, I'm not leading one or more youth mission trips. It's a strange feeling, heightened this week because my

NOLA: 8 Years Later

What I Did on my "Summer Vacation"... Today was another anniversary. Eight years ago Hurricane Katrina struck landfall and wreaked havoc in New

Show Your Scars

This is my sermon from yesterday morning, which offers reflections on my recent trip to Northern Ireland and a developing agenda now that I am back in

Bringing Reconciliation Home

Earlier this month, Doug Baker---the PC(USA) regional mission liaison for Ireland and the United Kingdom---asked me to participate in his plenary

Holy Ground

God said to Moses, "Come no closer!  Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground." (Exodus 3:5) On the

Justice Journey Recap

I've been home from our senior high mission trip for just over a week now.  I had intended to write about this sooner, but I think I needed last week