My Final Post as the (un)Tamed Cynic

It's time for a change. I've been writing this blog for over three and a half years under the tagline "Posts from the Blog of an (un)Tamed Cynic." It was a nod to Reinhold Niebuhr's fascinating book Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic. I suppose there was some hubris involved in naming my … Read more about My Final Post as the (un)Tamed Cynic

Mental Health and Youth Ministry

Last year a college student that I only knew briefly in high school committed suicide. Last month a young man that I knew much better when he was in high school also took his own life. (I was on vacation when this happened and couldn't bring myself to write about it, but I very much appreciated this … Read more about Mental Health and Youth Ministry

A Bird’s Eye View of Segregated America

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Reflecting on Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 100 years before, King began his speech with a sobering reminder of what had not changed in the century following the … Read more about A Bird’s Eye View of Segregated America