Music was My Escape

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Do you remember being twelve? Is it awkward to think about? Anyway, that’s how old I was when I started “borrowing” music cassette tapes from my older brother’s room…and his Walkman too. I grew up in the stratosphere of the working-class-poor American family. It felt an inch higher than living in a homeless shelter. I […]

Keeping Perspective: Eyes to See

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

God said, “Let there be…” And everything life-giving that we experience is from that indescribably awesome moment when God spoke. From Genesis (the first book of the Bible) we learn that God made everything in creation and “it was very good.”     If you believe this story, if you believe that an eternal and […]

Remembering Good Friday

Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit

Today, Christians around the world celebrate Good Friday. While the events we remember of this day are dark, the result of it is good. Thus, we call it Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before Jesus gives up his life, he calls out to God, “Father, into your hands […]

Can the Bible Be Reliable in Today’s World?

Asking the question “Is the Bible Reliable?” opens a whole can of worms in today’s post-modern world. Can anything be reliable? Can we really know certainty? What about those crazy Christian followers of the Bible? Don’t they have it all wrong? What is the Bible? What is its purpose? In last Sunday’s sermon, I dive […]

Is the Bible Reliable?- Sermon This Sunday

Can we consider the Bible reliable in today’s day and world? What questions do you have about the Bible if you believe in it, but aren’t sure what to believe? This Sunday, I will be a guest preacher examining the question, “Is the Bible Reliable?” We’ll examine what we mean when we ask this question, […]

Sleeplessness Scares Me Again

Anxiety and sleeplessness: I have them both. The anxiety gets overlooked during the day, fired up at bedtime, and leaves me sleepless in the night. I can probably count at least 5-6 nights in the last month alone that I’ve had trouble getting to sleep.  Each night, thoughts begin racing through my head the moment […]

Hear Their Cries

I hear their cries calling out to me. They need our help. I can see the villages burning. The people being sacked, murdered, raped, And pillaged. The Janjaweed on horseback wield their swords On all the people in their path. Arab attacks Black. Muslim against Muslim. No one can stop them. The government lets it […]

Learning About Real Love

Many of the children growing up in the sewage-lined dirt alleyways of African slums will be sexually violated by a relative or married off at a disgustingly young age to support the family. AIDS runs rampant through these slums. In 2004, I had the privilege of visiting the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya on a […]

Why I Decided to Join the Episcopal Church

For those who don’t know it, I took a huge step of faith a year ago Easter; I joined the Episcopal Church. Some of you may think I’m crazy, others will surely think I’ve gone off the deep end, others will think I can’t be reformed anymore or that I support everything the Episcopal Church supports, […]