Monday Morning Confessional – (on Tuesday Afternoon)

I confess that I’m very late in writing the Monday morning confessional this week. I confess that I’ve been very lax about blogging lately because I’ve been focusing on a writing project that took all of my spare time. I I hope to have news about that soon. I confess that I’m sad to hear [Read More…]

Rage, Rage, Against the Dying of the Light

Do not go gentle into that good nightBy Dylan ThomasOld age should burn and rage at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lightning theyDo not go gentle into that good night.Good men, the last wave by, crying [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m struggling with a writing project right now, and feel like I’m spinning my wheels. I confess that I’m gripping because I need it to be really good, and right now it’s not good at all – not even close. I confess that I’m sitting at my desk watching an Olathe Police [Read More…]

Nobody Takes the Bible Literally – Even Literal Biblicists

At Redemption Church we’re finishing up a series this Sunday on how we read the bible. It’s been a really fun conversation to have this year, and is something we try to come back to every year at the beginning of the summer. What is the bible? How did it come to be? What is [Read More…]

The Word of the Lord to the Republicans / The Word of the Lord to the Democracts

Video: Brian McLaren on why he decided to write three works of short fiction for the election year, instead of engaging in the daily dose of rage and fury that awaits those who care deeply about politics. [Read more…]

Journalism is Dying: Why Aaron Sorkin Picked the News Media for His First HBO Series

I accept the premise that a free press is essential to a healthy society in the modern world. Not just free though. The press must also be conscientious, ethical, fair minded, committed to the process, values, and mission of journalism over and against profit motive and political ideology. In other words, journalism needs to be impartial [Read More…]

Bill Moyers Video Clip: Why American Elections are No Longer Fair and Free – The Stunning Consequences of Citizen’s United

  My hat is off to Clara Jeffrey and Monika Bauerlein, who are some of the only journalists who are really on top of the changes that are happening in the American political world in regard to what they call Dark Money. Dark Money is the mountain of unregulated, undisclosed money flowing into the electoral process [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m a terrible procrastinator, and that I’ve been this way as long as I can remember. I once heard a leadership guru say that you should never make a decision before you have to, that you should always give events as much time as possible to unfold before choosing a course of [Read More…]

The Campaign 2012 (May the Best Loser Win) – The American Cult of Smartness Meets Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

 Conor Friedersdorf has an interesting book review in the Atlantic. The article is called “The Cult of Smartness: How Meritocracy is Failing America,” and it is based on a book by Chris Hayes called Twilight of The Elites: America After Meritocracy. The premise of the article and book is that the country’s elite have a [Read More…]

Finally a sitcom about what it’s like to be in the ministry: Check out “Rev” on the BBC

As though we needed more evidence to convince us all that the British are indeed more funny that the Americans – the BBC’s Rev proves the point. I happened onto this show on the advice of a friend who does ministry. You can watch the first two episodes for free on – completely hilarious. [Read More…]