January 22, 2018

A thought from my study

A thought from my study of Mark 15 today. I doubt if it is totally original, but I can't recall coming across it before. I'm interested in the flogging of Jesus by Pilate.Mark 15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, … [Continue reading...]

Jim Carroll, of the Boston

Jim Carroll, of the Boston Globe, raises the question of whether Christians place too much emphasis on the crucifixion and death of Jesus, and whether this is a distortion of Jesus himself.All of this is to say that death was not … [Continue reading...]

There is simply no way

There is simply no way to be a competent parent to a 19 year old child on the subject of dating. First, I'm an idiot anyway. Second, I've been married for 26 years. Third, dating is inherently confusing, and anyone who thinks it … [Continue reading...]

It’s been no secret that

It's been no secret that Denise has always thought my views on "the will of God" to be distinctly unspiritual, and I found hers to be far too mystical. Tonight we listened to two programs on the subject (from a recent series on … [Continue reading...]

I wrote a big essay

I wrote a big essay called A Young Person's Guide to Revelation. Maybe I should do more of that sort of thing. I just got tired of the fact there is nothing out there of this type, and I need it all the time. So I wrote it. … [Continue reading...]

My continuing fascination with online

My continuing fascination with online "relationships (not romances)" continues. I'm in this big discussion with a lurker, and he's mad as heck that I support the President, and he's all up into the Tin Foil Hats and so on. Then he … [Continue reading...]

Finally wrote my essay on

Finally wrote my essay on fantasizing about becoming a catholic. Between the one on leaving fundamentalism, the several on Calvinism, and now one on wanting to be a Papist, I should be sure to get fired before next … [Continue reading...]

How about a year to

How about a year to read? Would that be too much to ask? And a new computer. And a car for travelling. After that, I'm good. A friend's dad has artery disease, just like my dad did. I spent 30 years waiting for my dad to die. … [Continue reading...]

A bad man is in the house

A Bad Man Is In The House And one peace loving, non-confrontational Christian thinks we can't ignore him. by Eric Rigney I don’t usually weigh in on political topics in this space. I prefer to leave such ruminations to the … [Continue reading...]

The Two Faces of Parental Involvement

The Two Faces of Parental Involvement by Steve McFarland Dr. Doolittle made famous an animal likened unto a llama only with two heads. As I recall it was known in Doolittle books as a “Push Me - Pull You”. In order for one … [Continue reading...]