We Really Ought to Name Something “Bob”

Several years ago when Canada was considering splitting up their Northwest Territories into two Provinces, they held a contest to see what the Provinces might be named. One of the finalist names was, Bob. Consider the conversations. “Where do you live?” “I live in Umingmaktok; it’s in the Northeast corner of Bob.” You gotta love [Read More…]

Magic Blood

My mother had rocks in her head. She said so herself. She was referring to certain faith puzzles she couldn’t seem to penetrate. Like a rock on a shelf she would occasionally take one down, look at it, then put it back. Turns out I have a couple of rocks in my head too. Take [Read More…]

A Still More Glorious Dawn

A Still More Glorious Dawn Awaits1 As Luke’s gospel tells the story, the religious leaders, soldiers and a criminal mocked Jesus on the cross. “You saved others, now save yourself,” they said. But he did not. For Jesus thought it unfaithful to hang onto life when to relinquish it meant that a still more glorious [Read More…]