Screw It. I Feel Like Being an Optimist Today.

A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a friend who was very unhappy with her life. She wasn’t satisfied with her job, friends, boyfriend, church, and living situation. She also wasn’t happy with her lunch, the temperature, and my tone of voice. The poor girl was trapped in a terrible, pessimistic cycleContinue reading “Screw It. I Feel Like Being an Optimist Today.”

This Shiny New Rectangle Will Finally Make Me Happy This Time!

So I guess the new iPad 3 is out now, right? Did you buy one? Did you want to buy one but have a spouse with a better sense of reality than you? That’s where I am right now. I hadn’t thought about Apple’s next super-gadget until I went to Apple’s website and saw theirContinue reading “This Shiny New Rectangle Will Finally Make Me Happy This Time!”

God Does Not Have a Penis

So I guess John Piper said some things that made some people mad the other day. Honestly, I’m not surprised. This isn’t the first time that he has said something divisive and controversial. Folks like Piper operate from a dangerously faulty logic that assumes a direct relationship between the amount of people offended and theContinue reading “God Does Not Have a Penis”

Life is Like a Birthday Cake

Dear reader, I have a question for you. Have you ever looked at Atheism and thought, “Oh man… That seems so much easier…” There have been times in my life where I have looked at a confident atheist with a deep jealousy and longing for that kind of certainty. Religion is tiresome because you areContinue reading “Life is Like a Birthday Cake”

Heavenly Bread Crumbs

So the other day I was having a conversation with a person about mysticism. Some of my favorite dead Christians throughout the centuries were mystics. Thomas a Kempis, Julian of Norwich, and Bernard of Clairvaux are all definitely worth having on your bookshelf and/or in your head. The mystics have this uncanny ability to stareContinue reading “Heavenly Bread Crumbs”

What’s So Amazing That Keeps Up Stargazing?

Another Christmas has come and gone. How was it for you this year? Mine was lovely. I spent the week with my in-laws in Ohio and then went to my college roommate’s wedding. I noticed about a thousand things this week that I wanted to write about, but one topic stuck with me more steadfastlyContinue reading “What’s So Amazing That Keeps Up Stargazing?”