Walking Away

I had actually come home early for once. Over the course of several weeks, I had been staying out with friends until two, three, four o’clock in the morning. I was in my early twenties and had just finished college. I was working as a graphic artist, paying off school loans, and trying to figure … Continue reading Walking Away

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The Bliss of Ignorance

I run across a lot of things while reading for sermons and trying to keep up with what is going on in the wider world around us. One of the websites I got to with some frequency is called The Pew Research Center. The Pew Research Center is “is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs … Continue reading The Bliss of Ignorance

Musings: How do we stay ahead of things so that we don’t get left behind?

In my former life, I dealt with computers daily before it was common to deal with computers daily. I worked with some of the earliest graphic design software – things like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – before they were the industry standard. In those early days, we could expect a new software update about once … Continue reading Musings: How do we stay ahead of things so that we don’t get left behind?

Musings: How Much Truth Do We Really Want?

My grandfather was what you might have termed, a rounder. He had a very colorful life with many interesting adventures before he came to the faith somewhat later in life. My grandfather’s conversion made life interesting for my mother and her brothers and sisters, since the older ones knew him first as the rounder and … Continue reading Musings: How Much Truth Do We Really Want?

Musings: Whose Church or How Do I Destroy the Church Without Really Trying?

One day as Jesus was walking along with his disciples, they came to a place called Caesarea Phillipi. The place was named for a ruler from Herod’s house named Herod Phillip II or Phillip the Tetrarch. At the time, there was a coin circulating with Phillip’s image on it, something considered idolatrous by the Jewish … Continue reading Musings: Whose Church or How Do I Destroy the Church Without Really Trying?