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.”
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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!”
For some reason, most churches that I’ve been a part of assume that just because a person is 19 or 20 and interested in ministry, they would be great at working with the middle school/high school kids. Fun fact: plenty of us are terrible at it. I wish that I could track down every kidContinue reading “Sacred Skepticism”
But I’m Too Busy to Sleep!
Today’s blog post is brought to you by the letter H. Do you know what starts with the letter H? If you guessed “hypocrite” than you are probably a cynical person, but you would also be right on this occasion. No, I’m not going to be talking about hypocrites or decrying religious people for theirContinue reading “But I’m Too Busy to Sleep!”
We Come in Shalom
Q: What do space aliens, Jesus, black holes, The Garden of Eden and Rick Santorum all have in common? A: This post. Interested? Keep reading. This is going to be a fun one! By this point, I hope that you’ve seen some references in the news to the Kepler Space Telescope. It’s a relatively cheap,Continue reading “We Come in Shalom”
Oh The Tiny Bigness!
Hey everyone. Did you catch my random post a few days ago about that wonderful website that lets you explore the universe on every scale? If you didn’t, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Trust me… http://htwins.net/scale2/ After playing with this for a while, I have conflicting feelings. As I zoom inContinue reading “Oh The Tiny Bigness!”
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?”