Month: February 2015

The Church stays relevant not by CONFORMING, but by REFORMING

Rob Bell was only pointing out what so many think is obvious in remarks that have caused Christians of all stripes to hurry to their ramparts. He offered his opinion on the Church’s “inevitable” about face...

/ February 23, 2015

Leave the Ashes On

There’s still ash on the back of my hand. The sign of the cross smells like campfire. For some reason it feels weird that Ash Wednesday reminds me of hotdogs and marshmallows and Tonka pies....

/ February 19, 2015

Ash Fall: The heat of Ash Wednesday

Ashes mean the end of something. A house burned down, a body cremated, a book torched, a fire dying low. Ashes come out of the flame, and flame means destruction. Destruction like a wooden city...

/ February 18, 2015

‘The seed of the Church’

Lifeless there, orange jumpsuited, sill warm with the boldness of dying well. Young men who went from desert to westward desert, from the very land where Christ himself was once a boy and a refugee....

/ February 16, 2015

The Crusades, Haters, and Skipping the Key Word

It’s amazing how some folks are more prepared to defend the Crusades than acknowledge that the President of the United States had a point. I’ve sat in years and years of history, political science, and...

/ February 13, 2015

Jackie Robinson West: We are all guilty

No one escapes punishment. It finds us all, young or old. It just seems sadder that our beloved little league baseball team, darlings in grass-stained uniform, have fallen under the sledgehammer of greed and the...

/ February 12, 2015

Killing Eden

Sometimes I think my favorite animal is the buffalo. Really, it’s grizzly bears, but whenever I see a picture of a buffalo it crosses my mind that, Hey, maybe that furry, dumb, humongous-headed thing really...

/ February 11, 2015