O Me of Little Faith
January 2008 Archives

I’ve been avoiding this until the time was right — by which I mean the contracts are signed and everything’s a go — but here’s the big announcement: my Pocket Guide series of books has a new home! Having finalized …Read More

Just a friendly reminder: The final day to vote for my story in the ChangeEffect contest is tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 30). Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. CST. Go here to cast your vote for Jason (“The Day I Met Paw-Paw”). …Read More

I love photography, and I also love things that are cool, so when you can combine “coolness” and “photography” into a single site, I am generally interested in it. Which means this site caught my attention:The World Time Clock. Here’s …Read More

Back to our series on recycled content from Pocket Guide to the Bible. Earlier entries: the King James Version, the Revised Standard Version, the Jerusalem Bible, the New American Bible, The Living Bible, the NIV. Today? The NKJV.The New King …Read More

Update: I made the Top 5 in the ChangeEffect story contest, in which the winner gets a 3-day, 2-night trip to Chicago (and a Cubs game). For some background, I’ve written about it already here and here. Since this is …Read More

February 14 is in three weeks. I’m writing an article about it for, the premise of which is that I don’t like Valentine’s Day because it’s a mandatory romance day. Guys (and girls) are required to be romantic on …Read More

My favorite MLK quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” [from Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (Beacon Press, 1968), p. 62.] What’s …Read More

Now for Part 6 of our survey of popular biblical translations, in which we turn to the Big One: The NIV. Previously appearing in this series: the King James Version, the Revised Standard Version, the Jerusalem Bible, the New American …Read More

A robber broke into a flat in Berlin and found the 64-year-old owner of the home already inside. Except the owner was dead. He’d been that way for a couple of weeks. So the breaker-and-enterer called the police and left …Read More

If you’re here as a result of this article in the Amarillo Globe-News, then welcome! Recent postings include this one, which links to a story about my grandfather, Amarillo’s John Boyett. Others of interest are this one about synesthesia and …Read More