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    ‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive…Or So They Say!

    During this time of year I am always reminded that it is better to give then to receive. Not because it’s what we’re supposed to do, but because I feel good when I give and I have a hard time receiving. For years my family and friends have thought my giving/receiving theory was neurotic, but […]

    You’re Next!

    It has finally happened. (I didn’t know who would be the first to fall, but it’s not shocking that it would be one of only two countries in the world named after a European monarch.) Last Friday, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) voted to prohibit their doctor members from smoking. If you are a doctor […]

    Love and Cigarettes in Night of the Iguana

    Tennessee Williams’s play, Night of the Iguana, is the story of a defrocked Episcopal minister, the Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon, who after leaving the ministry, takes up giving bus tours through Mexico. On a trip he is leading with women teachers from a Baptist college in Texas, Shannon becomes romantically entangled with the 17-year-old […]

    An Amazing Headline…And Warning!

    “Ohio Transgender Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Exercising Husband to Death”

    Click on the headline for the full story.

    The Gospel and Tourism

    While in seminary in England, I took a class on leadership with a professor named Simon Walker. I only signed up because it was expensive and my seminary would pay for it, and, I thought it would help with inter-seminary relations. Even so, me being me, I skipped the first class to go to Stonehenge. […]