This is a stunning statistic: There have been more mass shootings than days in this year. As of December 1 (day 335), there were 385 mass shootings that took place in the US. In the last 72 hours, two more have occurred at naval bases. Which immediately reminded me of an interesting detail from the … Continue reading Advent & Original Sin
My assumption was that, during an asthma attack, the core issue is that you can't breathe--hang with me--specifically that you can't inhale. The airway constricts leaving the sufferer unable to breathe in the oxygen that is required to keep them, well, alive.
It's finally here! Episode Zero of my new podcast, The Space Between, is now online. In this initial episode I talk about faith, the Bible, and why movement is inherent within the Christian Tradition.
I bet I know what you're thinking. You're probably thinking that I'm a few weeks too early with my New Year's greeting. And there are twenty days left until the ball drops and we all celebrate the rolling over of the calendar into 2018. Yet, in the Christian Tradition, the New Year has already begun. Advent, … Continue reading Happy New Year!
When you broach the subject of faith and politics (like I did here and here), it tends to lead to more questions about how these two realms (for lack of a better word) interact. For many people the question is should they even interact at all? Can't we just keep God and our politics in … Continue reading God Meets Politics, part one: Render Unto Caesar
On Inauguration Day I posted an open letter to Donald Trump that, essentially, called him to be a president for all Americans and to stand for justice and equality. To my surprise, this post generated a lot of strong response. Some people (even people who voted for Trump) thought it was a balanced, fair piece. … Continue reading Does God Pick Our President?
For the First Word, click here. For the Second Word, click here. John 19:25-27 Jesus’ mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood near the cross. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Woman, here is your son." … Continue reading Famous Last Words: Don’t Forget Your Mother