Triumphal Entryism: A Secular Christian Sermon for Holy Week

  "And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves; and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. He was teaching … Continue reading Triumphal Entryism: A Secular Christian Sermon for Holy Week

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Somewhere so High Above This Wall: A Secular Christian Sermon

One of the interesting things about being thirty is that you're still pretty young - the olds will tell you this in no uncertain terms, if it seems hard to believe yourself - yet you've managed to collect enough years that you can start making some larger observations. Not necessarily clearer ones or more definitive … Continue reading Somewhere so High Above This Wall: A Secular Christian Sermon

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part III

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You'd Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic's Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I'm posting the second of those parts, "Tale of a Lost Worker," in its entirety, as a serial. If you missed parts one … Continue reading Tale of a Lost Worker, Part III

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part II

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You'd Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic's Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I'm posting the second of those parts, "Tale of a Lost Worker," in its entirety, as a serial. If you missed part … Continue reading Tale of a Lost Worker, Part II

New Story: Tale of a Lost Worker

If you happened to see any of my hints and teasers regarding our updated Books page, you may already know that my first novel, You'd Guess From Their Cries, is now available via e-book from Amazon. It's a story told in three parts, and before I tell you to buy it, I'm going to share the … Continue reading New Story: Tale of a Lost Worker

The Sun is a Hero – and so was Jesus

Let's get this out of the way: like it or not, we are wholly defined by our relationship to the light of the world. It is accurate to state that the date of the birth of the Christ was (artificially) set in the wake of the winter solstice to coincide with both the Roman celebration … Continue reading The Sun is a Hero – and so was Jesus

Ask, Seek, Knock: Midsummer’s Day Four

Well, everyone, it's Day Four of Midsummer - we're well into it, now! Hopefully my dear readers are joyfully living this out as much as I am. Endless greetings and blessings. Today is a holiday! Perhaps you're stuck at work and it feels just like a regular old Monday, and all that entails, but this … Continue reading Ask, Seek, Knock: Midsummer’s Day Four

XVIII: Fixing the Table by Flipping It

This post is the eighteenth of sixty-four in our Days of Change series exploring each hexagram of the ancient Chinese I Ching one by one. To sample others in this series - or go wild and read from the beginning - go here. Sorry Baby Boomers, but this question is for everyone else: how many times … Continue reading XVIII: Fixing the Table by Flipping It

XVII: The Good Shepherd

The greatest among you will be your servant. Matthew 23:11 (NRSV) In employing the metaphor of a shepherd, I run the risk of implying that people are nothing more than useless sheep in need of a saving guide carrying a staff or at least awesome facial hair. This is not my intention. This hexagram is … Continue reading XVII: The Good Shepherd

Stoning Amos

“The one who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the LORD is his name, who makes destruction flash out against the strong, so that destruction … Continue reading Stoning Amos