The Gospel According to Green Day

The Jesus of Suburbia is a lie. – Green Day, Are We The Waiting?   Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, […]

My Personality in Five Words or Less

I just discovered Plinky and The Daily Post, two sites that aim to prod procrastinating pundits into pyroclastic paroxysms of periodic publishing. (Ahh – I love that sentence.) 🙂 While I don’t see myself taking advantage of every question and prompt they post, some of the recently queried items caught my attention. This is the first […]

Romantic Love is a Myth

I recently read a blog post that had a quote from an article that really resonated with me. It boils down to what the article and blog called Hauerwas’ Law: You always marry the wrong person. My wife, of course, demanded to know just what I meant by that 🙂 Part of my thoughts on the subject have to […]

Halloween – A Brief History

I’ve posted this before on my school website, but I thought I’d repost here. This is my take on the celebration of All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween in current usage). “Hallow” is an old word for “holy” (it’s used that way in the Our Father); “e’en” is a contraction for “evening.” Our word “Halloween” is thus […]

Disturb us, O God

I used a prayer by Sir Francis Drake for our staff meeting this past Wednesday. As much as I like the prayer (I was quite excited when I found it, and doubly so to share it with my peers, mostly because it’s such an interesting quality to ask for – disturbance instead of peace), I […]

God’s Love is Everlasting

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 The first time I held […]