The past few weeks have been full of sports news well outside the comfortable norms of scores and analysis. They have been dominated by images of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem or forgoing being on the field at all while it is being played. The reason for the protest is the … More Protesting the National Anthem and Bending Toward Justice
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This was the first time I’d ever attempted to replace the sky in an image. I actually submitted two different photos for this week and will share them both. The first I replaced the sky behind the Washington Monument with a sunset picture I took many years ago. The second I replaced an overcast sky … More Week 20 – Sky Overlay
My interpretation of this challenge is probably a little off. “Back yard” would seem pretty straight forward but I chose a picture of a Vietnam veteran standing in front of the Vietnam Wall. Well, I see the National Mall, where the wall is located, as America’s back yard. That might be stretching it but I … More Week 19 – Back Yard
I came to the realization today that it has been right at a year since I received word that I was selected by the Army to attend CPE. It was the culmination of two years worth of conversations and about four months worth of preparing my official file for the board. I had asked for … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: Clinical Pastoral Education
Something to think about for those who would claim to represent Christ while at the same time holding to a Satanic ideology of white supremacy. When Jesus taught his followers to pray, he specifically told them to pray “Your kingdom come.” In this model prayer Jesus tells his followers to look expectantly toward the coming … More The Lord’s Prayer As a Counter to White Supremacy
I’m very much a Baptist. At least that’s how I think of myself. Yet one of my current CPE classmates likes to joke that I’m a “bad Baptist” because I keep a condensed version of “Common Worship” on my desk and I regularly write out prayers. So how does a Baptist come to appreciate liturgy? … More How a Baptist Came to Appreciate Liturgy