Desmond Doss: Coming to a Theater Near You

In “Hacksaw Ridge,” Producer Michael Crosby and Director Mel Gibson tell the story of Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist Conscientious Objector who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as an Army medic during World War 2.  You can see the trailer at YouTube.  A documentary, “The Conscientious Objector,” was made in 2004.  You…

Faith or Fear?

(A sermon I originally preached at Epiphany 2016, but adapted and preached in Rutland, VT, in July 2016–Note, there are references to some pictures and charts that I haven’t had time to add to this post.  I also want to give links to some stats.) If you were to drive a few miles southeast of…

Independence Day

Though I am a veteran, I must remind my friends who post social media memes thanking us that Independence Day isn’t about remembering veterans, or the military, or those who died in combat. We have other days for those groups.  Rather, Independence Day is about remembering the ideals for which they fought. It’s about celebrating freedom–freedom that…