Flirting with Faith
August 2009 Archives

The question of societal morality has long centered around the question of age. “What happens in Vegas…” and “to each his own” arguments normally assume (whether true in reality or not) that the “what” is happening is among consenting adults. […]

With just days between now and back-to-school, its time to play catch up on a long list of have-to-dos and want-to-dos that were either lost or buried in the shuffle over the course of a very busy summer. Of course […]

I came across an NPR headline this morning that reads, “World Emerging From Deep Slump, But Can it Last?” The article points to economic indicators in Europe, Asia and the United States that hint at a possible end to the […]

It shouldn’t have taken longer than a day or two to contemplate the driving pace I’ve been maintaining since January, slap myself on the hand for not putting into practice the balance lessons I’ve learned over the past 5 or […]

I slept until 10:30 this morning and (I”ll admit it) it is 11:30 and I am writing this from bed. Martin, who left at 7 a.m. to help his father with something, got back about an hour ago and is […]

Just finished the first class in my PhD program. Six credits down and 54 to go…ouch. Beginning new things, especially things with a long timetable or uncertain outcome, can sometimes feel so daunting that it seems more prudent not the […]

Paradox: A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth i.e. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my [Christ’s] power is made perfect in weakness.”Hypocrite: A person who pretends to have virtues, […]

I received this note on Facebook a few moments ago from Mark Van Steenwyk, member of and urban intentional community called Missio Dei and blogger/editor at Jesus Manifesto.  Made me wonder what, if any, place traditional civil disobedience has in a […]

I came across this great story by Pam Heatley, Director of Ministry at Vision Community Church and blogger at Steel-Spined Soul. It made me think of my mother who, before she passed away a little over a year ago, was always one to […]

Amazed that it has been 10 years since this video, based upon an essay written by Chicago Tribune writer Mary Schmich, first came out. Shows how, even in our hyped up, fast-forward world, good advice is sometimes just good advice…