Do No Harm: Second in a series of Reflections on John Wesley’s Three Simple Rules

There is a story in my family that has been the subject of debate since my brothers and I were children and the debate centers around the question of whether my brother Richard intended bodily harm to my brother Will.  Of course, I, being the best child was not involved in this tragic and willful … Continue reading Do No Harm: Second in a series of Reflections on John Wesley’s Three Simple Rules

Signs and more signs

On the day after the Presidential election, in 1960, three companions sat down with their 10 cent hamburgers at a Nashville restaurant.  For these companions, this event was a sign: a signof hope that the world in which they lived might recognize them as persons that could make a difference.  Their sign of hope was … Continue reading Signs and more signs

Martin, Martin, and Us

  Each year as mid-January rolls around I begin to think about Martin Luther King Jr, his birthday and the gift that he was to this world.  I wonder what this country would have been like without him. I wonder what my life would have been like without him.  I wonder how I can best write … Continue reading Martin, Martin, and Us