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Have you ever been in such physical pain that it gave others a bad impression of you? If so, you’re definitely not alone in this reaction. I’ve been there, too.

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Aside from teaching me golf etiquette, my golfing friends were highlighting a tricky question we face in life when we reach a pinnacle of accomplishment. Do we toot our own horn, or do we wait, head bowed, to be showered with accolades?

Prayer should express exactly what we are thinking. If you’re mad at God, I encourage you to stand up and shake your fist at him. Tell him to his face, not behind his back. That’s right, God overhears your complaints to friends about him not taking your calls.

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As the political signs fill my neighborhood, I’m aware that our country remains divided on issues like abortion, medical care, immigration and gay rights.

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Mission Charleston, a group of Charleston area congregations that aims to strengthen bonds within the faith community, is asking local congregations to help fund operational costs for a private premiere showing of "Emanueul." The event, slated for June 15 at the Charleston Gailliard Center, is in collaboration with Arbella Studios and the city of Charleston and will also honor the victims, survivors, first responders and others connected to the tragedy where nine parishioners were killed during Bible study.

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Melvin Brown, who was refused membership into the private club at a meeting, and Andrew Savage, Brown’s co-sponsor at the meeting, will participate in The Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative’s Living Your Truth series Tuesday.

In last week’s column, I promised to tell you the story of Army Sgt. Robert Stucki from Clarksville, Ky. I interviewed the sergeant for this column 10 years ago when he was a patient, and I the chaplain, at the Air Force Field Hospital in Balad, Iraq.

Victor Hugo wrote “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in 1831 because the cathedral was in a state of horrible disrepair.  If the fire at Notre Dame can prompt society to come together and examine its priorities, then he would be glad to know that his novel is still fulfilling its purpose. 

These days, I often hear journalists being compared to a dishonest used-car salesman or sleazy bill collector. Ten years ago, I experienced that mistrust firsthand while serving as the chaplain for the Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

Second Presbyterian Church will host a free community screening of "Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Martin Doblmeier.

Imagine taking a virtual plane ride today and meeting me in San Francisco for a 30-minute drive south to Moffett Federal Airfield, formerly known as Moffett Naval Air Station.

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On the heels of church bombings that killed several hundred and Sri Lanka and the burning of multicolored flag — commonly associated with LGBTQ pride — in West Ashley, local faith and community leaders said there's more work that needs to be done to address discrimination.