Why Would You Read Anything Other Than the Bible?
Great answer from Gregory Wolfe at Sojourn: Bobby Gilles: How would you respond to Christians who say, “Why would I read or watch anything that isn’t true?” or “Why read anything but the Bible?” Gregory Wolfe: You want me to answer these questions in how many words? If the Bible is a closed feedback loop […]
The Ice, Ice Baby Catechism
Since there’s an epidemic of DIY spirituality among us (“You say that like it’s a bad thing!”), I began to consider the logical, progressive consequences. This led me to the inevitability of…people basing their religion on Vanilla Ice. The three main tenants of the faith would be Stopping, Collaborating, and Listening. But we must go […]
This American’s Life (At Least a Little Bit)
On Love: I Have Never Not Needed To Hear This
“…such gardens are not made, by singing: ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ …”
This from the Rudyard Kipling poem, For the Glory of the Garden. Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade While better men than we go out and start their working lives At grubbing weeds from gravel-paths with broken dinner-knives. There’s not […]
Getting Serious About Laughter
“…Till I shall save myself as I would save/ A stranger in the street.”
Yes, I Do Want to Be Friends with My Kids
Why Are Storytellers Often Bad Preachers and Preachers Often Bad Storytellers?
This subject deserves more attention, but consider this a timid foray into a field with tall grass and various lurking beasts all of which this adventurer cannot hope to see. A friend recently bemoaned the apparent problem that many of our leading theologians are disconnected from good storytelling and that many of our leading storytellers […]