Questions from M: Miracles are not Just for the Bible!

Every summer I try to do a series based on what I am reading or questions I have received over the school year. A thoughtful maybe-deist, maybe-agnostic that I call M* decided to ask me a few questions . . . and a few turned out to be fifty-five. Some of them were interesting enough [Read More…]

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Questions from M: Jesus Sat Here. What the Heck?

If God is spirit, then how does Jesus sit at God’s “right hand.” God doesn’t have a hand or a right side! [Read more…]

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The Brilliance of Chopped: A Review

The Chopped Challenge has become part of our home vocabulary. If we get home late from The Saint Constantine School, the Reynolds family faces a cupboard full of odd ingredients. We know we can make a great meal. How? Chopped. Four chefs compete before celebrity chefs to make food from an unspeakable list of ingredients. It [Read More…]

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Questions from M: Jesus is Cool, Does that Make Him Divine?

Assuming for the sake of argument that Jesus had a miraculous birth, resurrected from the dead, and ascended into heaven (i.e., flew into outerspace. . .) how does that prove that Jesus is God incarnate? [Read more…]

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Unafraid of the Truth (On Mother’s Day)

The truth is fearful, but we must be unafraid of finding and following the truth. My mom taught  me this lesson when I was a boy as I watched her change her mind, consider her deepest ideas, and then act on them. Truth is unmoving and if you pursue it with care, you will (almost surely) find that you [Read More…]

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The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is one of those not very good books that many people think is a great book at least for a short time. I wanted to love this book, because I know if I do not love it, I will be dismissed. The cool kids love it. The kids I would like to [Read More…]

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A Great Change, a Graduation

My mother was at the School Feast on the last day of classes. It was a glorious party as we finished our first year educating kindergarten through college, ages 4 through 26. Mom, as wise women often do, had come with a good word. She pointed me to a passage in the Bible: 12 And it [Read More…]

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Questions from M: Illiterate Disciples, Written Gospels

M* asks: “How do you explain how any of Jesus’ disciples, who were most likely illiterate, as most simple people were back then, would have learned how to write in Koine Greek?” There are two ways to respond to any challenging question: one is to refute it by denying the premises in the question and the [Read More…]

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Don’t Be Pumaman

The funniest single bit of video I have seen in the last year was MST3K: Pumaman. Somehow I missed this Laff-Riot when it was on the air, MST3K was must watch television in those days, but now my children are watching it and I joined them. For those who have been deprived, MST3K is a chance for [Read More…]

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Listen to Hope!

Listen to Hope.  If you are married to Hope, as I am, then that is just decent human courtesy. No prizes, no insight here, just the sound ideal of treating another human being as you would wish to be treated. The thing about being married to Hope is that I think about Hope a great deal [Read More…]

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