On Writing

Flannery O’Connor: There is a great deal that has to either be given up or be taken away from you if you are going to succeed in writing a body of work. Habit of Being, 176. I doubt good ol’ Flannery had golf in mind, but that’s how I feel it. [Read more...]

Move Over Shane Claiborne!

Move over, Shane, here comes Joshua: Joshua Smith is a 9-year-old boy who gets things done. His home city of Detroit is currently suffering from serious financial hardship, preventing it from providing some basic services, like maintaining the city’s parks. Frustrated with being unable to play due to the amount of rubbish on the ground, [Read More...]

If We Could Time Travel…

This comes from Casey Tygrett, pastor and blogger. I like the arc in this post taking us into time travel and back to where we are … with insight. I often think of what would happen if we suddenly had access to an affordable form of time travel. You know, the kind in the movies [Read More...]

Re-Thinking Near-Death Experiences

By Patrick Mitchel, a friend and professor at Irish Bible Institute in Dublin. Someone I’m close to recently went through a ‘near death’ experience after major surgery. I’d heard of such experiences but never given them much thought one way or another. If pushed, I’d probably have given them little weight in terms of authority [Read More...]

The Future Now

The resurrection of King Jesus is about the church. So claims Matt Levering in his book Jesus and the Demise of Death. I am sometimes surprised how rarely theologians, pastors, and lay folks talk about the principal enemy in the Bible: death (a tool and design of the Satan) is the enemy and life is the [Read More...]


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