Hide and Seek

February 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm

From time to time, I am prone to hiding. I suppose in one way or another, we all are. When we feel weak, afraid, tired or insecure, we each have a way of closing down the hardness of the outside world, to shut out the lights or the sounds or […]

Fighting to Surrender

December 31, 2015 at 7:45 am

For years my resolution was to quit drinking. My first fifteen attempts went horribly awry. The last three years have proven that not all stories end badly. I was at Steve Visco’s house when I had my first sip of beer. I still remember the beads of sweat forming on […]

A Christmas Carol for Refugees

December 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm

As we enter into the season of Advent our family has chosen to return to the Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol for our bedtime reading. In many ways the story is so familiar that is scarcely needs any explanation. And yet, I have also found that the retelling (and retelling, and […]

Wise as Serpents

November 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

“If he is discovered, he will be executed.” The car was winding through Spanish hillsides covered with olive trees as far as the eye could see. The words slipped from the mouth of my driver casually, as if he was talking about the weather or his plans for the weekend. […]

Planned Parenthood & the Anatomy of Unbelief

October 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Earlier this week Republicans grilled Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards regarding the use of federal funding to perform abortions. During a heated congressional hearing Richards tried desperately to defend the indefensible. Despite her feeble attempts at half-truths, sidesteps and ambiguity Richards finally conceded under oath that when federal funds are […]

Ashley Madison & the Suicide of Dr. John Gibson

September 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Two men, two betrayals, and two very different endings. Judas is greedy for thirty pieces of silver and sells out his friend to the awaiting authorities with an insincere kiss on a cheek. Peter waits in the darkening courtyard and calls down curses from heaven as he denies any knowledge […]

Fear of Failure

August 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm

In June of 1970, Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no hitter. There have been some 250 such events in the modern era of baseball, but few have matched the unique performance of Ellis that day because Dock was high-as-a-kite, tripping on LSD. Ellis’s struggle with substance abuse is well […]

Resting in the Work

August 13, 2015 at 1:40 pm

“Most Christians make the mistake of trying walk in order to be able to sit but that is the reverse of the true order. Our natural reason says if we do not walk, how can we ever reach the goal? But Christianity is a queer business. If at the outset […]

First they came for the Muslim…

July 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm

“We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S.” With these words Franklin Graham ignited a wave of controversy last week through his facebook page. Responding to the murder of four Marines killed by Mohammad Abdulazeez in Chatanooga, Graham likened Muslims to the Japanese and Germans of WWII, exhorting the public […]

Reading List on Planned Parenthood Video

July 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

As I have done previously on this site, rather than adding my voice to the chorus of those speaking out against the horrific video which recently surfaced that exposes Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted fetus organs, I have compiled a brief list of some of the best writers and thinkers on the […]