Wonder Not Skepticism

Socrates leaned forward and said, “You enquire for yourself.” My mentor looked at me and said nothing, but the message was clear and I have never forgotten it.*It is my duty as a man to inquire for myself.That is a lesson I still think is true, but I am sometimes asked how this is . . . . Continue Reading »

Another Third Rail

Well, that faith/works discussion seemed to steer away from rancor and defenestration and held nothing but honest discussion. So ... why not touch on other Catholic/Protestant cans o’ worms? After all this is an evanglical blog hosted on a Catholic site. If this is not a place to discuss the . . . . Continue Reading »

Faith and Works
Fire and Smoke

Now I will admit, having been a Christian for a somewhat short time as an adult, I’ve some unfamiliarity with the ins and outs of Christian controversy. Jared points tangentially to one which has puzzled me quite a bit. So I thought I’d put the question to the chorus here.Protestants and . . . . Continue Reading »

Die a little

The Gospel is there so that death doesn’t swallow us up while we are creating environments that expand imagination, unleash creativity, and maximize the creative potential in every individual and organization. Continue Reading »

Emerging adults in the church

Yesterday, at a Heritage Foundation-sponsored event here in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to hear researcher Christian Smith present findings from his latest batch of research involving his National Study of Youth and Religion project.  Whereas the first round of research focused on . . . . Continue Reading »

Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Given our discussion(s) about this blog (among other things!), Collin Hansen’s article at Christianity Today, posted this morning, caught my attention: “Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together.” Hansen documents some of the conflicts between Evangelicals and Roman Catholics, . . . . Continue Reading »

Halloween-Schmalloween

In the spirit of “me too! me too!” and “oh, can I play?” I’d like to throw in my own two cents and tag along with Jared and Joe on this whole Halloween thing.  Here’s a re-post of something I had on my Jollyblogger blog way back in October of 2005, with a few . . . . Continue Reading »