Tent on Tabor: An Accidental Monument

High atop Mount Tabor in northern Israel stands the grand Church of the Transfiguration. Grand churches are not particularly odd in Israel. In fact they are everywhere, built to commemorate just about every biblical event. Somehow the one on Tabor struck me as odd. Reaching the top of the 1,929 ft. mountain required a white-knuckled taxi ride up a zig-zagging road. The ride was quite … Continue reading Tent on Tabor: An Accidental Monument

The Renaissance of Imagination

The rebirth of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina launched a fresh time of creativity in the region that has touched artists, musicians, writers and ministers alike. The place the gave birth to Jazz is giving birth again. It has been exciting to see this renaissance of the imagination take hold. St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square My church, First Baptist New Orleans, has had its share … Continue reading The Renaissance of Imagination