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When Faith Becomes Willful Irrationality

When I was a freshman in college, I attended a Bible study led by a guy I greatly admired, whom I’ll call Alex. We were at a selective, big-name university where just about every student had an impressive record of academic achievements; but Alex stood head and shoulders above most other people I knew. 997 more words


The lights

I took my two-year old son
for a drive
in the neighborhood
to look at the Christmas lights.
As the radio played
the standards
he gleefully called out… 192 more words


With regards to the Sydney Seige incident

As is common on my blog, I am going to start with something being shared on Facebook (though it is actually a popular Tumblr post at the moment): 518 more words

Screw You, 'Guardians of Peace'

The video of Kim Jong-un’s theatrical ‘assassination’ from ‘The Interview” has been leaked, to the surprise of no-one at all (but much to our delight).  The whole world is going to watch it now. 6 more words



A number of years ago, I spent some time as a monk in a contemplative monastery. I thought I may have had a vocation. It was a cleft in the rock of life to hide away while I found myself. 306 more words