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Dreams Do Come True

As I settle into my new Florida studio (The Sandbox), I’m gradually exploring my decades-old collection of books. Yesterday I opened a beautiful journal (pictured) that I had not looked at for years. The title page read Dreams ’06. The journal was given to me by a close friend named Ramon Presson. In a hidden […]

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Thoughts About Gina’s 65th Birthday And My Tenth Birthday Celebration With Her

Ten years ago, my exile began. The decree—to be utterly alone. What worse punishment could there be, my family thought, than to be deprived of their divine presence?  Guilt and shame, remorse, humiliation, those are familiar emotions of a religion to which they still cling. But as the afternoon of life spread its shadows across […]

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Trump Says He Is The “Law and Order” President. Really? Here Are The Facts.

I did a little research. —There have been 3500 people killed by police since Trump became President. (Source: NYTimes) —In Trump’s First Year as President, there were Twice as Many Mass Shootings than in Obama’s first year. (Source: Global Research) —In the first 23 days of 2018, the United States saw 11 mass shootings at […]

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Trump’s Culture of Easy Religion

I was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister at the age of 21, over forty years ago. I served churches for more than three decades and as the Pastor of Arts on the executive staff of two of the largest and most influential mega-churches in the world for thirteen of those years. I have seen […]

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What Does Going Forward Look Like?

Writing my latest book, The Quest has proven an increasingly positive experience. In 2006 I walked off stage after forty years performing music. Unwittingly I embarked upon a mid-life quest for identity that has lasted fourteen years. That is a long time. My true identity was enmeshed and broken by four decades of religion, performance, […]

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Jesus is Dead

Religion without integrity is like a body without life. Christians have forsaken God for an ideology that promises easy solutions and black-and-white values. To do this they must have an enemy (i.e., deep state, media, Obama, lefties, Hilary) to hate since that allows them to avoid self-reflection. In 2016, Christianity aligned itself with the divisive, […]

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What Does Enjoyment Look Like?

What Does Enjoyment Look Like? As I write my latest book, “The Quest,” I have separated our chronological life into four parts. I call the third chapter of life (~age 50 to 75) the “Enjoyment” stage. The designation is more than a pipe dream—it is a reliable foundation that informs essential decisions. To illustrate, several […]

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My Politically Incorrect Take on the 2020 Grammys

After enjoying forty years of life as a career musician who was fortunate to work with some of the most talented artists in the world, serving on music label advisory boards, and living in the affluent musical suburb of Franklin, Tennessee just outside of Nashville—I should go ahead and say it. The Grammys are rigged. […]

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The New Evangelical Christian Manifesto

“I SWEAR to submit to the following rules drawn up and confirmed by EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS.   1. Rev. 22:18-19 are hereby revoked. Only scriptures we deem relevant are valid as of 6/6/15 the Holy Day of Declaration.   2. According to our infallible prophets Falwell, Jeffress, Robertson, and Graham—Trump is ANOINTED by God to lead […]