The Christian and Politics

In 1974, more than 2,300 evangelical leaders from 150 countries gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland to consider the witness of the church. Convened by Billy Graham and led by John Stott, the revered Anglican evangelical priest and writer, the event produced the Lausanne Covenant. The signatories to that document affirmed the global character of the church […]


Topsail’s Turtles

Topsail’s Turtles, Episode 2 of Wild Life! Wild Places!, on Pet Life Radio, is now available for listening. In this program, I take you to North Carolina where I am helping monitor sea turtle activity on Topsail, one of the state’s barrier islands. Topsail is a northern rookery for the threatened species that is the […]


Celebrating America’s National Parks

Celebrating America’s National Parks, a book on which I collaborated with Florida-based photographer, Clyde Butcher (his images, my words) was released in 2016. This volume features parks ranging from Maine’s Acadia to Alaska’s Denali to Florida’s Everglades. Shared alongside Clyde’s images are the fascinating details I discovered through research on the histories and heroes, flora and fauna, landscapes and […]


The Rock at Turkey Point

On the newly launched Rock Church Facebook page and website, you’ll find encouraging devotionals; inspiring Christian art; selected readings from Christian writers from over the centuries; Biblical passages; recordings of Sunday messages; and announcements about special events and worship services. I am delighted to be serving as pastor of this church plant and invite you […]


From Acclamation to Crucifixion

Mark 11:1-11 and Matthew 27:45-61 Today is known by Christians as either Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, the day on which we recall Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem but also the day on which we recount the sufferings of our Lord Jesus in the week that followed that triumphal entry. Three of the greatest lessons […]