St. Valentine’s Revolution

Of all American holidays, none seems to receive a wider spectrum of observation than Valentine’s Day. Some people dread it, some people forget about it, and some people plan for months in anticipation of it. Very few are complacent about it. You won’t find too many holiday-themed posts on my blog, but I’ll make an […]

Bridezilla of Christ

I’ve had weddings on the brain lately. Mainly, because four couple-friends of mine recently asked me to marry them. But also because two new bridal shops just opened on the same block as the print shop where I work (in addition to the two already in our neighborhood.) Occasionally I’ll wonder what it’s like to […]

Dogma

I’ll admit to being way behind on this one, but I just saw the 1999 film Dogma for the first time last night, 11 years after the Catholic League boycotted it, and 10 years after the controversy was completely forgotten (as it always is… think about the anti-semitism accusations surrounding The Passion of the Christ.) […]

Don’t Call the Pot Black

Special interest groups are throwing around millions of dollars of secret money to drag each others’ candidates through the mud. But California might LEGALIZE POT! Probably the most interesting issue of the upcoming election is marijuana. It’s just a shame that only a fraction of the population gets to vote on it. Because, unlike most […]

Happiness x Infinity + 1

Last night I moderated a discussion group called Theology at the Albatross, and the topic was the Afterlife. My first question was, “If you could pick your own afterlife, what would it be like?” The answer to a question like this tells you a lot about a person. The relational people want to be around […]

Prayer and the Art of Margarita Pizza

Thursday night Christina and I split a Margarita Pizza with David Gilmour. No, not the lead singer of Pink Floyd, the other David Gilmour; our new point man with our District, out of Omaha. Our old point man (Church Multiplication Director) was just elected District Superintendent, so this pizza was our little meet-and-greet with the new guy. (Speaking of which… go to South Avenue Pizza and order the Margarita. Go now.)

The Danger of Light and Joy

Allow me to share an insight with you from JRR Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring; something that, unfortunately, did not make the cut for the film. Tell me, Legolas, why did I come on this Quest? Little did I know where the chief peril lay! Truly Elrond spoke, saying that we could not foresee […]

The Weight of God

Last Sunday I spoke about Adam. It made a natural first installment to my new message series called “Profiles in Redemption”. The idea is to take a journey through the lives of 10 of the most important characters in the Bible, and see how their stories weave into the great story of Redemption. In the […]