Category: Random

Political Correctness? If that’s the best we can do, then yes.

Is political correctness really all that bad?

We’re all human…

I read these piercing words from Paul in Romans 2v1 this morning: “Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.” (NRSV)…

One of “Those” Days…

Yesterday was one of “those” days. I’m confident you know exactly what I mean. One frustrating situation after another. The kind of day that makes you want to throw in the towel, and go off all alone, find a dark room, and sulk.  Yep….

an honest assessment of how we read the bible…

I talk about the Bible a lot. So, it stands to reason that I also hear people talk about the Bible a lot as well. One of the phrases I hear often in such settings is some variant of the following: “I just believe…

Rainn Wilson and staying focused in a culture with a short attention span…

Just the other day on the wild and wonderful world of Twitter, Rainn Wilson [Dwight of ‘The Office’ fame] posted the following tweet: What do we want!? Justice!! When do we want- Oh look Anthropologie’s having a sale!! I think this tweet is an…

What kind of God?

In his book, The God We Never Knew, Marcus Borg says the following: “Our images of God matter. Just as how we conceptualize God affects what we think the Christian life is about, so do our images of God.  Ideas (which include both concepts and images)…

Why do religious types [like me] have so much trouble with Jesus?

One of the things that people often point out in the Jesus story is the way the religious elites of Jesus’ day responded to him–to his teaching, his healings, his message about God’s Kingdom. Their continual posture toward Jesus and what he was doing…

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