I want to thank BHT fellow Phillip Winn for some MT wizardry that once and for all rids me of the plague of comment spam that has decimated this site. The price to pay for peace in the neighborhood is small: you must preview comment posts. Press two buttons instead of one. Let me alsoContinue reading “Comment Spam-be gone!”
Category Archives: Exploration of the Self
To Know We’re Not Alone
It was 1973, a year before my high school graduation. I was sixteen, a young preacher-boy at a revival meeting at a church in our community. I remember the tiny church being packed, but I don’t remember anything about the service, or the sermon or the preacher. I do remember something that happened at theContinue reading “To Know We’re Not Alone”
Contemporary Worship and the Walnut Street Epiphany
“Yesterday, in Louisville, at the corner of 4th and Walnut, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all these people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness, ofContinue reading “Contemporary Worship and the Walnut Street Epiphany”
What is Heaven?
Heaven: An interesting topic. Basically, I think we look at it entirely backwards, and really, the Matrix + Capon on Genesis have been extremely helpful to my own thoughts. I am not looking forward to going there. I think I am there.
The Lying Guy
Eric Rigney has a blog, which I promise will be worth a stop every so often. I know this fellow who lies. Not a lot, not in big ways, but in the same ways I was frequently guilty of lying as a young man. Exaggeration. Bragging a falsehood. Crossing the line from wishful thinking toContinue reading “The Lying Guy”
What About Christians in the Public Schools?
My friend Steve Mcfarland has written a provocative and impassioned plea from a Christian in the public schools. Steve is asking his fellow Christians to not abandon one part of the culture- the public schools where millions of Christians work, millions of Christian kids attend, and millions of lost, hurting students need our help. AContinue reading “What About Christians in the Public Schools?”
The Pope Needs a Business Meeting
Someone sent me this Rick Warren quote, and it’s buggin’ me. When I write about Rick Warren, I’m usually not taking issue with the content of the guy’s books or the value of his accomplishments. I’m a voice in the wilderness ranting about cookie-cutter-consumeristic idolatry in evangelicalism, so I’ve had my fun with Mr. Warren’sContinue reading “The Pope Needs a Business Meeting”
A Serious Lack of Appropriate Social Skills
That’s me. Seriously lacking in social skills. Particularly when it comes to two important things here in my ministry at a Christian school. 1. Welcoming new people. 2. Being gracious to people who decide to leave. In both categories, I get a “D-.” When new folks come to OBI, it takes me weeks to reallyContinue reading “A Serious Lack of Appropriate Social Skills”