1-2-3 Jump

Moses. Abraham. David. Joshua. Daniel. Jonah. Isaiah. Nehemiah. [Insert your Bible heroes name here____.] There is one important reason that you know their names and not the names of the thousands of people God may have called at the same time. People with higher status in their day. From better families. People who were probably…… Continue reading 1-2-3 Jump

Training to Save Lives

On June 1st, 2009 Air France flight 447 left Rio de Janeiro for Paris simply disappeared. 228 people and a giant plane vanished and was never heard from again. Family and friends arrived at the airport to pick-up loved ones who never arrived. Did it blow up suddenly? Was it hijacked? Was it accidentally shot…… Continue reading Training to Save Lives

What have you done for me lately?

A year ago the earth shook and the world changed. Billions were given. Tens of thousands have gone to help. Yet not much has changed. The poor suffered. The rich got richer. More people died needlessly. The UN has effectively lied, spending money studying and asking questions while accomplishing little. And America sleeps in their comfy beds tonight feeling like they did…… Continue reading What have you done for me lately?

In defense of blunt

Some writers have explained the English constitution thus; the king, say they, is one, the people another; the peers are an house in behalf of the king; the commons in behalf of the people; but hath all the distinctions of the people; but this hath all the distinctions of an house divided against itself; and…… Continue reading In defense of blunt

Towards Simplicity

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain’d, To bow and to bend we shan’t be…… Continue reading Towards Simplicity

Rejecting the priesthood of the staff

And Reaffirming the priesthood of all believers. That the pope or bishop anoints, makes tonsures, ordains, consecrates, or dresses differently from the laity, may make a hypocrite or an idolatrous oil-painted icon, but it in no way makes a Christian or spiritual human being. In fact, we are all consecrated priests through Baptism, as St.…… Continue reading Rejecting the priesthood of the staff

Abram’s Call: An advent monologue

[Lights up] [The main character, Abram, walking his dog through his middle class neighborhood.] [His phone rings, the ringtone is Usher’s OMG] [Abram bounces his head to the song as he pulls the phone out of his pocket.] [Abram’s glances at the caller ID and stops cold. He raises his eyebrow for a brief second,…… Continue reading Abram’s Call: An advent monologue

Correlating Poverty to Religion

“A Gallup report issued on Tuesday underscored just how out of line we are. Gallup surveyed people in more than 100 countries in 2009 and found that religiosity was highly correlated to poverty. Richer countries in general are less religious.” Interesting stuff. Jesus told the rich man, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell…… Continue reading Correlating Poverty to Religion