Author Archives: revtoddblake

The Day I Became Internet Famous

One year ago today I had my fifteen minutes of internet fame. The evening before, during the 2016 Olympics, Michael Phelps was preparing to swim in the semifinal of the 200 Meter Butterfly against South Africa’s Chad Le Clos. Le … Continue reading

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Why we should keep the Johnson Amendment…

  Ironically, the Johnson Amendment does not prevent me from critiquing the executive order on religious liberty. The section of the order which refers to the rarely enforced Johnson Amendment seems to be mostly lip service. Since 1954, it has … Continue reading

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Black lives do matter. Police lives do matter…

Along with Psalm 74, these were remarks I shared in worship on July 10, 2016 after the death of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and five officers in Dallas. I stand by these words still in the wake of … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Tow Truck Driver and the Disabled Motorist

In Asheville, N.C., the owner and driver of a tow truck would not tow the car of a stranded, disabled lady who had just been in an accident. His reason for not towing the car was the Bernie Sanders bumper … Continue reading

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Thank you Campbell University

I became a Camel in 1997, my freshmen year at Campbell University. After two years of hanging around Day Dorm, in 1999, I finally found my Day Doll, Kimberly Huggins. I was beginning my third year at Campbell. She was finishing her … Continue reading

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Palms of Celebration

It’s been almost a year since I lasted posted a blog. So, I think maybe it’s time for another. Just some thoughts that offer what how I’m thinking each Ash Wednesday and Lenten season. It’s nothing new. I wrote this … Continue reading

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Discipleship Reflections: Luke 9:23-27

This series of blogs, Discipleship Reflections, are a part of an independent study for my Doctor of Ministry studies. Read, enjoy, comment. Thanks for reading. In chapter 9, we are given Luke’s account of several critical discipleship moments for the … Continue reading

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Discipleship Reflections: Luke 6:12-45

This series of blogs, Discipleship Reflections, are a part of an independent study for my Doctor of Ministry studies. Read, enjoy, comment. Thanks for reading. In the beginning of the 6th chapter of Luke’s Gospel, at least some of the … Continue reading

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Discipleship Reflections: Interview with Gary Chapman of the Christian Leaders Link

This series of blogs, Discipleship Reflections, are a part of an independent study for my Doctor of Ministry studies. Read, enjoy, comment. Thanks for reading. On Tuesday, February 26, I visited with Dr. Gary Chapman, Director of the Christian Leaders … Continue reading

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Discipleship Reflections: Mark 6:7-13, 30-32

This series of blogs, Discipleship Reflections, are a part of an independent study for my Doctor of Ministry studies. Read, enjoy, comment. Thanks for reading. The sixth chapter of Mark has a couple of important points to consider in understanding … Continue reading

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