Angry

We’re going to be Mark 3 today. We’re in our fourth week of following Jesus around the gospel of Mark to watching what Jesus does and hearing to what Jesus says and asking ourselves: “what would it look like for us to take this guy seriously?” Today we’re reaching one Read more…

Firmly Stated Questions

The above video of poet Taylor Mali provides a bit of social commentary on an interesting social phenomenon: Certainty has become somewhat unhip. Perhaps this is a symptom of one generation’s subtle rejection of a particular kind of dogmatism that they saw growing up. Perhaps it’s a sign of a Read more…

Vaguely Christian Virtues

The “application” of a sermon has become essential for many Christians. And rightfully so in many ways. There’s definitely a problem when a speaker drones on about confusing doctrine that seems only important for a game of Trivial Pursuit. If that’s the situation, “application” becomes a cantine of life-giving water Read more…

Calendar Juxtaposition

Alright… the vocabulary word of the day: juxtapose. juxtapose |ˈjəkstəˌpōz| (v.) – to place or deal with close together for contrasting effect A juxtaposition, then, is a combination of two contrasting things for an effect.  Juxtapositions can be found endlessly in art, fashion, architecture, and literature—especially poetry and good stories. Read more…

Social Media

In the last few days, I have restarted this site, have finally sold my soul to Twitter (for the sake of this site), and have been reflecting on the ways which the internet and social media can be used for communication. I found this snippet from the good bishop Wright, Read more…