‘The Man in Black’ — Episcopal Church to celebrate Communion with Johnny Cash

What songs would Johnny Cash sing if he were to attend a traditional celebration of Holy Communion at an Episcopal Church? St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, in Enid, Okla., will explore that uncommon pairing during the church's monthly Holy Ground service, 5 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. John Toles, pastor at St. Matthew's, said the service will … Continue reading ‘The Man in Black’ — Episcopal Church to celebrate Communion with Johnny Cash

Answering the call: How can we say ‘Yes’ to God today?

I had the pleasure Tuesday of interviewing Pastor Billy Benson at Garland Road Baptist Church in Enid, Oklahoma. My favorite part of these clergy interviews is hearing how they discerned their call to ministry, and the path toward surrendering to that call. Benson was called as a teen, during an altar call at Falls Creek, … Continue reading Answering the call: How can we say ‘Yes’ to God today?

The light of life

Whoever says, “I am in the light,” while hating a brother or sister, is still in the darkness. Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light, and in such a person there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates another believer is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know the way to go, because … Continue reading The light of life

Crying out in the wilderness — a reflection on love

Wednesday was the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, which gives us a good opportunity to pause and reflect on the meaning of evangelism, and how we are meant to evangelize. First off, let's dispel with any perceived differences around the term "Evangelical Christianity," and the socio-political implications of that phrase. Wherever you fall in … Continue reading Crying out in the wilderness — a reflection on love