In the past day or so, I’ve had a friend who sent me a couple of links to articles on Cracked.com (Warning: NSFW language) with some interesting observations. His first was this one, based on this Cracked article:
I was reading an article about how good news no one talks about is out there. One [...]

One of the several views of pareschatology Rob Bell puts forth in Love Wins is that of Universal Reconciliation (which I have spent buckets of digital ink arguing against, when it was presented as a certainty, so I don’t want to re-hash those arguments). Even though he doesn’t ultimately espouse UR as his view of [...]

Sixty-eight years ago today, on Feb 22, 1943, three Christian students in Munich, Germany, were executed for their peaceful resistance to the Nazi German government. Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and their friend Christoph Probst (who had a wife and children) were members of the White Rose resistance – a non-violent, intellectual movement [...]

Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the LORD’s hand
double for all her sins.
In this time of remembrance and recognition of the coming of our Messiah, one of the words that most comes to [...]

I recently read a series of depressing studies about marriage & relationships in modern society – where the average age of marriage creeps ever higher (which, ultimately, is not a good thing), the prevalence of broken relationships has become the new norm, and instant gratification has come to trump the rewards of delayed gratification.
And I [...]

Rich Mullins, in weekend retreats he & Beaker ran, many years ago, used to quote C.S. Lewis’ definition of love:
“Love is desiring the best for someone else, and being willing to do something about it.”
For the life of me, my Google-fu is weak, and I cannot find the original source (which I’m sure has been [...]

While it might be a surprise to folks who mostly know me from my writing, I am not much of a talker. Really. Much to the consternation of my wife, all to many of my friends & colleagues who meet her seem to mention about how “quiet” and “reserved” I am. And [...]

For the past couple of years, my wife and I (and by extension, our family) have engaged in a small “project” we tend to refer to as “good stories”. Basically, it is this: When we see someone out in public who does something really stupid/infuriating/bone-headed/embarrassing/etc., rather than view the situation with the obvious [...]

My style of humor tends to be a bit on the dark & dry side (in addition to my love of puns), much to the chagrin of my family.  And so it is, from time to time, that when I’m doing something serious (working, reading the Bible, playing piano, etc.), something strikes me funny from [...]

Just a quick thought for today (and some apologies for slacking on my writing lately).
Recently, I went on a trip down to God’s Country (aka “Tennessee”) with my older daughter, where we had a grand time. When I got back, we were going through all of the photos we took, and I [...]

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