Rethinking Spirituality Through Doctrine and Doctrine Through Spirituality

As the old saying goes, “when it rains, it pours.” And somehow, the world has been pouring spirituality down on me as of late! I have to admit, I’ve rather enjoyed it. Currently, I’m reading a book by a Benedictine Sister named Joann Chittister called The Rule of Benedict, and it reinterprets the … Read more about Rethinking Spirituality Through Doctrine and Doctrine Through Spirituality

“Burn after Reading”—Some Thoughts on the Coens’ Madness

I recently watched the Coen Brother’s movie, “Burn after Reading” and was surprised to find out just how funny and quirky people thought this movie was. I did not. I got so depressed after watching the movie that I had to immediately walk to the nearest ice-cream parlor with my wife and buy us a … Read more about “Burn after Reading”—Some Thoughts on the Coens’ Madness

Big Win for Obamacare

In light of yesterday’s Federal ruling that Obamacare’s famous individual mandate is legal, I would like to offer a few thoughts on why I think this is a good thing. That is, in the already emerging run up to the next presidential election, Obamacare is at stake. If the legality of the health-care … Read more about Big Win for Obamacare

Seven-word sermon

Last week, I was involved in a "preach off" at church and was asked to give a sermon in only seven words. I was given the internet and five minutes. I was allowed to share a pic and a scripture passage. This was the result. "There is plenty if we share." Scripture: Acts 2:42-47 I dropped … Read more about Seven-word sermon

Defining the Secular: a Two-part Digression on the Emergent Church and Secularization

After a long break from blogging...which included a camping trip and a mom-visit...I’m retaking up the issue of secularization.  Because I’m out of scholar mode, though, I’d like to take a more interesting and creative stance toward the phenomenon today, one that will probably be near and dear to … Read more about Defining the Secular: a Two-part Digression on the Emergent Church and Secularization

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