Let’s let Robin Williams rest now

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Yesterday at the gym I was watching television because you can’t be on any elliptical machine at my vast modern gym that doesn’t face a TV screen, since God forbid we have any single freakin’ moment in our lives in which we’re not being advertised to. . . . [Read more...]

What is there to say about the evil of ISIS?

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What’s happening right now with ISIS in Iraq is so terrifying and demoralizing that I find viscerally repelling the idea of writing a blog post about anything else. But when you’re faced with pure evil, what is there to say? May America’s intervention stop the evil cruelties being perpetrated by ISIS, and … and let’s [Read More...]

How we remember who we are

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A quick lesson in literally everything you need to know about praying. [Read more...]

Is suicide a sin?

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A young woman with reason to wonder asks if committing suicide is a sin. [Read more...]

Time to speak of speaking in tongues!

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This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday (which, fyi if ya dunno, marks the end of the 50-day Easter season: for more see Knowing the Christian Calendar). So right now a lot of Christians are revisiting the whole topic of “speaking in tongues.” Why? Because of this passage in The Book of Acts: When the day of [Read More...]

What we all want most

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You can have anything you want. The whole trick is to know what exactly you want. [Read more...]

The kind of God I want

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I want a God who proves to me, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that ultimately goodness prevails—that, in the end, love really does win. [Read more...]

Be a sole man (or woman)

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Today is Maundy Thursday, the Christian holy day when, during an evening service, Christians have traditionally performed the rite of Washing of the Feet, which began with Jesus: [Read more...]

This week be churched

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You have got every other week of the year to be a solitary Christian. This week do yourself—and God, and Christ, and the living body of Christ on earth—a favor. [Read more...]

His body all broken

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“Love the sinner, hate the sin!” comes the call from the right / “It’s no sin to be gay!” gets one into the fight [Read more...]


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