Can’t Wait to Teach

I once popped into a professor’s office and asked him if he was looking forward to the start of school: “Not really, it gets in the way of my work.” This was deflating. Class loomed with a person that viewed teaching me as in the way of his writing and research. Sadly, I knew he [Read More...]

Oh Houston!

If I tell people not from Houston, I moved to Houston from Los Angeles, people make pitying noises. I do not understand these noises. I love LA, loved living there, and still have dear friends who live in the Great Nowhere, but Houston does not need your pity. I have discovered Houstonians don’t have time [Read More...]

The Church Must Change or Die! (Part II)

Yesterday, I received the following. I cannot verify the source. My dear Wormwood, By all means focus the attention of your patient on his own generation. Our Father-Below has successfully taught each generation since before the Flood that they are special and that something has happened to change all the rules. You will recall how [Read More...]

The Church Must Change or Die!

Like a sharknado, the death of the Church is impossible, but creates buzz. Left-of-center Evangelicals are now warning that if the Evangelical church does not change younger adults will leave. This is what left-of-center Evangelicals warned my entire life, but this time they really mean it. Apparently Evangelicals are in the grip of whatever it [Read More...]

Not the Vladimir Russia Needs

Saint Vladimir the Great helped create Christian Russia. Given the standards of the time, he was an effective and just ruler. The same cannot be said for Vladimir Putin. Saint Vladimir brought the Kievan Rus into the Byzantine commonwealth by his conversion to Orthodoxy giving the Rus nation access to a broader cultural world. No [Read More...]


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