October 18, 2017

About Daniel Jepsen

Saturday Ramblings, June 25, 2016

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? The big news this week, of course, is the Brexit. Were you surprised by the results? I was. I mean, what is going on this year? Have we tried unplugging 2016, waiting ten seconds and plugging it back in? Meanwhile, at the chunnel: And India is blown […]

Saturday Ramblings, June 18, 2016

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? Please keep the Orlando victims in your thoughts and prayers. I don’t know i have anything to say that hasn’t been said already this week, but you are welcome to discuss this tragedy in the comments if you wish. What do porn stars, the East […]

Saturday Ramblings, May 21, 2016

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? It’s graduation season, and you can tell something about a school by who it brings in for commencement speaker. Even small, non-distinguished schools can bring in important thinkers and speakers if they try. Carthage College nabbed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. High Point University […]

Saturday Ramblings, May 14, 2016

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend? Ready to Ramble? Well, Chaplain Mike should be happy. His beloved Cubs suck much less than usual this year. At least, that’s what I’m told. I don’t watch baseball. Life is waaay too short to watch baseball. A Giant Tortoise’s life is too short to watch baseball. This […]

Dear John Letter to the G.O.P.

So, Republican party, I think we need to talk. We’ve been together for a long time; over 35 years now. That’s amazing. I still remember that joy of first love, way back in 1980. I was only 18, but took part in the Iowa Caucuses, got to ask a question during the GOP debate, and […]

Saturday Ramblings, April 30th, 2016

Hello friends. We are letting the good Chaplain have a Saturday off this week (he’s traveling to Texas to see if Joel Osteen will give a blurb for his book). So you are stuck with me. Ready to Ramble? Speaking of our good friend Joel, did you know that Morgan Freeman recently popped in to […]

Saturday Ramblings, December 19, 2015

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and a coalition of dozens of prominent social conservatives and Evangelicals are reportedly planning to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz. Their goal is to avoid a split in “the evangelical vote.” Mike Huckabee,  the former evangelical pastor, says he […]

Saturday Ramblings, December 5, 2015

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. I offered to write a couple Saturday columns to give our over-worked Chaplain a break. Shall we Ramble? Not much in the way of politics this week. Though the Republican Presidential hopefuls did raise some funds and eyebrows at the Republican Jewish Forum, held in a phone booth […]

Saturday Ramblings, August 29, 2015, Understatement and Adios edition

Hello friends and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? I’m feeling a bit British this week, so I thought we could try to start each entry with an understatement. Because, why not? Academia is a strange place. Where else can you get people for fork over tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege […]

Daniel Jepsen: The Sin of the Orthodox

The Sin of the Orthodox by Daniel Jepsen Note: by “Orthodox” I am referring to those who are biblical and traditional in their theology; I am not referring to the Orthodox Church. • • • Each time I read the book of Job I find deeper meanings.  As I read it this week, one idea […]