Marriage Taught Me 31 Things in 31 Years

Marriage is a bloodless martyrdom, dying to self, the false self we have constructed so that we can live together as our true selves. That’s a good, hard, joyful process! Over time I have been taught so much by Hope, but a good list must have limits, so here are thirty-one truths for our thirty-one [Read More…]

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Therefore Let Us Keep the Feast –Questions from M

They tell me I do not wish to know how sausages are made. That is fine with me since I wish to eat and not make sausages. If the sausage is sufficiently delicious, then the messiness of the process means little to me. Assuming rudimentary morality in the making, the sausage is the thing that [Read More…]

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Why Seeing is not always Believing –Questions from M

“Show me God!” used to be a demand from the reality challenged. This is rather like saying: “Please point out the number one” or “Draw a picture of love.” We can represent immaterial objects, but we cannot show their essence materially. Given infinite red Lego building blocks over infinite time, you will never build a [Read More…]

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Fight Like a Gentleman: Wisdom from Dad

I hope I have learned more than one thing from my dad, but here is one lesson for today. Over the course of his life, I have seen my dad “lose” in a power struggle rather than go fully public, fight as hard as he could, and win. Dad is no weakling. He will tell [Read More…]

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Who Were the New Testament Authors? Who Cares? –Questions from M

We are a culture that likes celebrities. Making art is one way to become a celebrity, though not the easiest. Fans gather around writers whose weaker works even find defenders in fandom: see Joss Whedon about Dollhouse.  Yet in another way, the artist, even the biography of the artist, is less important than the work. I was blessed [Read More…]

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