My confession

My confession

Jun 28

I was wrong. I don’t know why, but those are three of the most difficult words to say, or even write.  This post is no different.  It hurts to write those words, but I need to say them and then I need to explain why it’s so important. I pride myself on using logic effectively.  I take great delight in being able to use logic to make points and point out the holes in another’s...

A stranger at Sam’s Club

A stranger at Sam’s Club

Jun 18

Last week I helped another stranger.  This was very different from the last time.  This one was up-close and in person,  but no more or less difficult.  So far the only real “challenge” has been my willingness to be present in the moment and to set aside any feelings of discomfort or awkwardness.  God has done everything else. This time came at Sam’s Club.  I went over for...

The harder part of faith

The harder part of faith

Jun 12

Charles Blondin was a fascinating person.  Most of his fame came from crossing the gorge below Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  Repeatedly.  Using different gimmicks.  He crossed the gorge blindfolded.  He crossed on stilts.  Once he even sat down on the rope, cooked an omelet, and ate it.  My favorite is when he crossed while pushing a wheelbarrow in front of him.  When he reached the...

Correlation does not imply causation

Correlation does not imply causation

Jun 05

Thomas Aquinas had some interesting thoughts on causation.  He might look at leaves blowing in the wind and ask what causes them to move.  Well the wind does.  But what causes the wind to move?  He came to the conclusion that something must be “prime,” that there must be a “prime mover” which is not moved by anything else.  God is obviously the “prime...

He will rejoice over you

He will rejoice over you

Jun 03

As happens from time to time, I re-discovered a verse from the Bible that said something new to me.  It’s one of the reasons why I refuse to look at the Bible as a historical text — because there are far too many times that I read it and it says something to me that it never said before. It’s as if God is saying it for the very first time to me and is using a printed word to do...