The Trump Effect

For a while now, I’ve thought American politics couldn’t get more divisive, stupid and just generally shitty than they are at whatever point I make that observation. And, every time I think that, I am proven wrong. There are plenty of examples of this phenomenon, pages and pages of examples. But, let’s focus on the […]

Israel And The American Right

In the past month, Israel and Hamas have gone at each other hammer and tongs with Hamas getting the worst of it. Actually, that’s not true; the Palestinian people in Gaza have gotten the worst of it. Their homes have been destroyed, their family members killed, maimed and wounded, their country reduced to smoking rubble. […]

Not Our Best Week

Last Friday, a friend posted the following on Facebook: “People of earth: This was not your best week. You can do better. Seriously.” He was right. It was not our best week. Hell, it wasn’t even our best day. Friday, July 18 2014, is a day that evil reigned. Last Friday, we woke up to the news […]

Advent in 500 Words (Give or Take)

Okay, folks, we’ve just entered a new church season: Advent. The word advent means “a coming into being or use”.  Capitalize the a and the meaning becomes more specific, as in “the coming of Christ at the Incarnation”. And, of course, the season is “the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians […]

A New Series Pt IV Deja Voodoo

via YouTube Part IV of our series on the six ways Jesus changed the world deals with forgiveness. Truthfully, I could combine the last three using today’s subject…, and I think I will,  just not all at once. Which is not really combining is it? Oh well. It’s 9-11 again and, as usual, I’ve been dreading it for a week now. I suppose you’re […]