I seem to be suffering from Blog Burnout. Which makes sense, I guess: Over the last six months I’ve posted about 120 pieces here. So I’m gonna go persona non- bloggis until Monday, Oct. 8. See ya’ then! (Oh, I wanted to say. I would LOVE for anyone to go back and read some of the earlier stuff that went up here before anyone really knew I was here. I like a lot of the stuff in “Autobiography,” for instance [for… Read more

My wife and I recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary. If you’re a single guy thinking about getting married, might I suggest, based on my experience, that you marry a woman who possesses the following ten qualities? 1. So smart she constantly freaks you out with her humongous Absorb-O-Brain. Upside: Hanging around with a smart person makes you smarter. Up to a point, of course. But still. Downside: Smart people remember everything. Pretty mixed blessing. 2. So wise she makes… Read more

Here’s a question: What is it within people that makes them so insane to have everyone else be as much like them as possible? What is that? Why do people care so much what other people do and think and believe? It’s easy enough for me, as a Christian, to say, “Well, the reason [we] Christians want everyone in the world who’s not a Christian to become a Christian is so that everyone can go to heaven instead of hell,” but… Read more

The other day I read the recent Newsweek piece in which Rick Warren (Purpose-Driven Life—like you didn’t know) debated the eminently rational and mind-bogglingly articulate Sam Harris (The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation). In that “debate,” I thought Mr. Harris waxed the floor with Mr. Warren. For one, nobody out-rationalizes Sam Harris. The guy has a brain the size of Europe—and all of it is connected to his mouth. He also seems entirely compassionate and utterly Pro-Human,… Read more

I don’t think it’s going too far to say that my recent posts (“An Honest Question: Atheists, How Do You Process Your Guilt?” and “What the Atheists Taught Me” ) have established utter peace and harmony between Christians and atheists around the world. Isn’t it just the greatest thing? (Um … down there, in the comments section of “What the Atheists Taught Me.” Are you trying to embarass me?) I think that what really turned the tide toward complete peace and harmony… Read more

In my last post I asked atheists to talk about their relationship to their guilt. And man, oh man, did they ever respond. Turns out atheists are quite the … cyber-communicators. It also turns out that atheists — or the many from whom I heard, anyway — care just as much as we Christians do about loving and doing right by others. Curse the atheists! Why couldn’t they be the craven sensory-hounds they’re supposed to be? Must they reject God,… Read more

Hello, atheists! Thanks for reading this! As you probably know, I’m a Christian. Wait! Come back! I won’t try to convert you! Even better: I (along with my incomprehensibly vast company of Christian readers) will actually listen to you. Oh, stop it. A Christian actually listening to you isn’t that rare. Now then, here’s my Big Question to you: As a zero-tolerance-for-God sort of person, how do you process your guilt? I promise I’m not being facetious, or playing any… Read more

If my friend Jaime Windon hadn’t done this to me, I wouldn’t be … having this be done to me. But she did. And I am. And … so here we are. So then. First, I guess, I’m supposed to post, right here, this, which I cut and pasted from her site: So I’ve been “tagged” and it goes something like this: 1. Post these rules before you give the facts. 2. List eight (8) facts about yourself. 3. At the… Read more

Okay, so I’ve now gotten a fair number of people asking me if I think there’s any chance Britney Spears will ever see the “open letter” I wrote her. Of course I have no idea. Seems unlikely, but anything’s possible. One thing that’s not in doubt, though, is the “six degrees of seperation” theory. Every person on earth really is connected to every other person on earth by six or fewer people.  So. Like most people, I would like to do something… Read more

Dear Britney, Hi! How are you? Say, I was thinking: If you can possibly afford to, you should get out of show business now. I saw your performance on last night’s MTV Music Video Awards. It wasn’t … your most electrifying performance ever. But you know that. Not like our beloved media is about to let you forget it until … well, until you do something else they can start ripping into your flesh about. Which brings me back to… Read more




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