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The other day, I had the distinct privilege of meeting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Washington, DC, while I'm here working on my doctoral program. I... [Read More]
Dr. Kate Bowler is a friend and professor at Duke University Divinity School. Most recently, she is now a New York Times best-selling author for... [Read More]
These Confederate statues and the celebration of flags were put up during times when white people felt their grip on power slip toward equality and... [Read More]
I can't say what Heaven is doing right about now; but I know deep down my great-grandmother was third in line to meet Billy Graham,... [Read More]
In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet writes, "Thus says the Lord: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping... [Read More]
You all know how the hymn goes … "O little Town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie, above thy deep and dreamless sleep... [Read More]
The other day I went fly fishing with a clergy colleague, Vern Collins, and a bishop with a reputation, Will Willimon. We went down to... [Read More]
On Nov. 1, we mark what is to me one of the most holy days of the year: All Saints' Day. There is a certain... [Read More]
He might be the most famous Catholic priest in the country. Father James Martin, SJ has sat down with me before and I consider him... [Read More]
I've been busy lately. I've found myself not caring for my soul in the ways I used to because I just don't have the time.... [Read More]
It's confession time: I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan. I'm starting to identify with her more now that I've been thrust into... [Read More]
I'm a white guy from the Piedmont of North Carolina. I was raised in the same area I now live; I never thought I would... [Read More]
This week I have been all over the place. I have been everywhere from Broad Street United Methodist Church to the Huffington Post, NPR's Weekend... [Read More]
School starts back soon, and my friend Molly Wright visited Stephanie and I in Boone this week. She has been a dear friend of mine... [Read More]
The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, which covers the central part of the state, including Statesville, ordained and consecrated its 12th bishop on July 15.... [Read More]
Global technology provider FIS partners with two startups that graduated from last year's inaugural VC FinTech Accelerator. [Read More]
Doug Eason was a friend in whom I could always find conversation. His life was a witness to the beauty of education. Whenever I visited... [Read More]
I was sitting with a group of people the other day and we were talking about where we were from. When I mentioned I was... [Read More]
As I settle into married life with Stephanie, one of our evening traditions after work is to wind down with episodes of our favorite shows... [Read More]
I rarely try to use this space and column as a personal platform, but as the week progressed I found myself focusing on one thing,... [Read More]
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