Author Archives: Mark

King David Hits the Campaign Trail for Trump

King David is back!  He’s been dead for thousands of years, but now he’s out there on the campaign trail, stumping for Donald Trump. Oh, it’s not his choice.  Who in his right mind would trade heavenly bliss for a role … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Keith McCaslin

Keith McCaslin, the man who taught me how to preach, died yesterday.  He was one of my favorite people. Our relationship evolved over the years in ways I never would have imagined.  When I was 19, he was my teacher.  … Continue reading

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A Big Day for Sexual Sin

Today has been a big day for sexual sin.  It’s all over the news. The Subway guy, Jared Fogle, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and seeking sex with minors.  (His wife has filed for divorce.) The recently-hacked cheating website, … Continue reading

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Target Goes Gender-Neutral

Have you heard?  Target is going gender-neutral in some sections of their stores.  Not the men’s and women’s and boys’ and girls’ clothing sections, but in others that aren’t so blatantly gender-specific.  A statement from the Target website says,  “For … Continue reading

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The Great Moral Issue of Our Time?

I don’t write about politics on this blog.  Well, hardly ever.  But this morning a headline caught my eye.  It seems that Bernie Sanders, one of the Democratic candidates for President, believes that income inequality is “the great moral issue … Continue reading

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

It happened.  After reading the many faith-based blog and Facebook posts that have gone up about the legalization of gay marriage, I was convinced it wouldn’t happen.  But it did. The sun came up this morning. Imagine.  The world is … Continue reading

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Return to Sender

I had an all-too-typical experience yesterday. A young woman whom I’d never met stopped by our office and asked to speak to me.  She said she had four kids, and that one of them had cancer.  She and her husband … Continue reading

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The One Mistake I Can Guarantee I Will Never Make

I’ve made many, many mistakes.  Far too many to count.  But there’s one mistake I haven’t made, and I can assure you I never will.  I have never, ever said to another human being, “You can be whatever you want.” … Continue reading

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House For Sale: Must Love Snakes

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Annapolis, Maryland, don’t buy the one at 631 Truxton Road.  It’s a beautiful home on an acre of ground.  You’d probably like it very much, except for one thing: It’s infested with snakes. … Continue reading

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The London Gay Big Band

I’m a jazz buff with a special affection for big bands.  Every two or three weeks I jump on iTunes and look at the new releases, hoping to find a new album or some classic reissue to add to my … Continue reading

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