Living near a major hub like Kansas City has been a culture shift for me. In Kentucky, though in the shadow of Cincinnati, life moved at an easier pace. Here, hustle and bustle is the name of the game and it seemingly never ends. Perhaps part of my perception of that is always living within sight of […]Read more "The Silence Need"
What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him, visit him every morning and test him every moment? Job 7:17-18 (ESV) Have you ever wondered why God bothers with humanity? Why, of all other creatures and creation, does He give the highest concern and attention to […]Read more "What is Man…?"
On several occasions I’ve been challenged by people, who are likely not Christians, to be a better Christian. It is always to my chagrin to experience that. One such scenario happened a couple weekends ago at Kansas City’s Planet ComiCon (comic convention). If you’ve never been to a comicon, it’s basically a convention for nerds […]Read more "The Kindness of Nerds"
Don Quixote, the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes, begins with a preface addressing the “idle reader.” I think it’s a subtle way of Cervantes tipping us off to the theme of his masterpiece. A person who has time to read has time to be idle, and no one exemplifies this more than the Man […]Read more "“Don Quixote” and the Dangers of Idleness"
Ah June, the first official month of summer! Many of you are making plans for vacations, spending time in the sun, relaxing in the A/C, and reading up on books and other good stories. When I come into the hot months of summer, my mind wanders West. Images of cowboys drifting across a blazing desert […]Read more "Head West for a Good Read!"