Caution is not fear

Leaders find it almost impossible to do the “right thing”

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Photo by Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash

I understand why, as a nation, we are taking the precautions we are to combat coronavirus. Some would argue that we should have started earlier. But honestly, I am getting sick (no pun intended) of hearing the phrase “an abundance of caution.”

A different sort of abundant life

In “an abundance of caution” colleges all over the nation have elected to move all classes to an online format. This will have a definite real-world effect (compared to the hypothetical effect of virus exposure) because most faculty are not prepared for teaching online, and many students do not have the capability of effectively taking classes online. …

Physical marks of service

Lincoln Park UMC’s sanctuary in Knoxville, TN
Lincoln Park UMC’s sanctuary in Knoxville, TN
Lincoln Park UMC’s sanctuary (photo by the writer)

When I go through the building that houses Lincoln Park United Methodist Church (in Knoxville, TN), I’m always struck by the sense of history. …

We still live out the story

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Although Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was out in theaters a couple of months ago, I still haven’t seen it. I have a particular interest in seeing this movie, though the reviews give me mixed feelings about it. I saw the very first movie in the franchise in a theater in 1977, at a time when you either saw it in the theater or you didn’t see it at all. I went to see it multiple times because when it left the theater I had no idea when I would be able to see it again.

Since then movie fans have cycled through VHS tapes, DVDs, Blu-ray, and now streaming services. In preparation for the release of the final installment in this over-40-year-long saga, we wanted to watch all the previous movies and could binge them via Disney Plus. (I could never have imagined that Leia would become a Disney princess, but that’s another story.) …


Donnell King

Communication nerd. Student of life who repeated some grades. Christ follower. Follow me at https://pastordonn.substack.com/ to thrive in post-everything.

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