Side Effects of Your Theology

The above cartoon by David Hayward got me thinking about how theology is like a drug. Some drugs alter your state of mind. Some are designed primarily to do that. Others do that as a side effect, and it is worth tolerating that because of some other benefit that comes from taking the medication in [Read More…]

LOST Rewatch: Further Instructions

This episode begins with John Locke’s eye, as he wakes up in the jungle after the hatch explosion. We see Desmond run by, naked. Eko’s scripture stick falls from a tree. Locke has lost his voice. But through signs, he indicates to Charlie that he needs to speak to the island. He finds a pen [Read More…]

Relief from Noisy Ads

Some of you may have come to this blog and had a noisy ad start playing – probably one for Mucinex and an online drugstore, if your experience was like mine. I think the presence of ads that make noise automatically cheapens web sites and disrupts our enjoyment of them – and it never, ever [Read More…]

Use of Drug Disturbingly Common

I debated whether this was something appropriate to mention on my blog or not, but in the end I have decided to do so. I was rather shocked by a recent instance of blatant, public drug use, without apology or apparent shame. Someone whom I deeply respect and admire, a person of profound moral conviction, [Read More…]


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