In Kesrith, the first book of the Faded Sun trilogy by C.J. Cherryh, we’re introduced to a universe crawling out of a long war. The humans have won and are moving to claim new territory from the fat, slob-like regul, who employed an ancient race known as the mri. That last group is bitter about the […]Read more "‘Shon’jir’ and Becoming New"
In an usually crazy and tumultuous election season, I have kept my mouth shut when it came to political commentary. Partially because I didn’t want to wade into those waters and partially because I wanted to give myself adequate time to formulate thoughts before spouting off some words. Now, finally, some words have been drawn. […]Read more "Of Monsters and Politicians"
After a week off for Labor Day (and some travel), it’s time to return to the grindstone of blogging. However, today I will not be introducing a new thought to you through written word, but spoken. Enjoy this little sermon I gave at a local nursing home on Psalm 13. It is for the times when […]Read more "Sermon: How Long?"
In Tarzan of the Apes, a humorous scene finds Professor Porter and Mr. Philander wandering lost down a beach after being marooned on the jungle shore. Suddenly they notice a lion following them and the Professor thinks it’s an escaped animal from the local zoo. Mr. Philander has a little more sense and speeds up his […]Read more "Tarzan and the Primal Man"
Growing up, my dad enjoyed listening to John Denver records, especially his classic Poems, Prayers & Promises (1971), which included major hits like “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads”. After my father passed away, I inherited many of his old vinyl records, including his John Denver collection. At first I listened to […]Read more "‘Poems, Prayers & Promises’ and Longings"
My senior year of high school I took part in a dodge ball tournement during Spirit Week. As I ran around the gym floor dodging hard-thrown orbs, I smiled at the exhilaration and thought, “You know, this is like warfare for high schoolers.” Think about it, you release all your aggression, you can lay the […]Read more "Peaceful Warfare"
This week on the blog I have a double-surprise for you! First up is a little message I gave at a nursing home recently that I’d like to share with you. It’s much shorter than the last one so it might fit into your schedule easier. It’s based on Mark 2:1-12. Check it out: But […]Read more "A Sermon and A Song"