To Change the World

Got this book, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today, in the mail Thursday night, and for those following on FB and Twitter you know I was laid up with a foot injury on a beautiful day, so I had some time to read the new insights of James Davison Hunter.The . . . . Continue Reading »

There Are No Cowboys

Many of us have watched the episodes of How Things Work. Kids love them, and many adults equally captivated by the processes at play. There was an historical version of this on public television in past years, though I doubt many thought of it that way at the time. James Burke’s The Day the . . . . Continue Reading »

He Alone Died

On Palm Sunday, Pastor Brian Hamer delivered as theology-rich a sermon as I have ever heard, so much so that I requested a written copy—while he was still delivering it. (Apologies to the other congregants.) Among the many interesting points made in his homily, a couple particularly stood out . . . . Continue Reading »

Casualty Call: Reflections on Good Friday

This month marks six years since I left the Marine Corps. Although I love being a Marine I can honestly say that I don’t miss active duty. In fifteen years of service I sat on the sidelines during three separate wars, and like most Marines, being away from the action drove me insane. Although . . . . Continue Reading »

Good Friday

Today is a good day to reflect on these words of wisdom from our founder and friend, the late (and great) Fr. Richard John Neuhaus: Good Friday is not just one day of the year. It is a day relived in every day of the world, and of our lives in the world. In the Christian view of things, all reality . . . . Continue Reading »

The 2010 Tournament of Novels Winner

And the winner is . . . Lord of the Rings By a margin of 9 to 1, LOTR beat The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn —and 62 other contenders—to win the first annual Tournament of Novels. Thanks to everyone that participated. Beginning next February we’ll take nominations to determine the . . . . Continue Reading »