My Story Pt IV

Those of you who have stuck with the long slog through my life are in luck: today is the 4th and final installment in this tale. And, the pay-off for all your hard work is a relatively happy ending. So, let’s get to it. Yesterday, I ended with this tidbit: “At the time, my oldest […]

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

Two years ago yesterday (April 10th), my father became one with the cosmos. And, that is exactly how he would put it. None of that “went to be with the Lord” stuff; flowery euphemisms about heaven were not his thing. He talked about heaven, of course, but it was never the standard issue, sit-on-a-cloud-with-a-halo-and-a-harp variety. Over […]

What Am I Talking About Pt V

Okay, this is my last post in this series about Christianity in post-modern society, I promise. Well, I promise it is unless I think of something else. You should know that I’m  a seat-0f-the-pants writer and, truthfully, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to say until I actually say it. So, it’s entirely possible that by […]

He Was a Disciple

Anyone who has read much of the material on this site will have encountered the phrase “radical discipleship“. Some people will be more familiar with it than others and if you fall in the second category, the best way I can description I can come up with is following Jesus no matter what. It is embracing non-violence, […]

Spiritual But Not Religious

     To be perfectly honest, this phrase has always smacked of copping out to me.  Yes, I’m aware a lot of that is rooted in my own prejudice.  And, yes, I know there are plenty of people adhere to other beliefs, things like Buddhism or other eastern faiths.  I know that some people don’t really have a specific belief system and […]