God is not on our side

Binary

We were on a mission to find Indian Food at one of our favorite restaurants and en route we were listening to NPR’s “Fresh Air.”  Terry Gross was interviewing Nick Paumgarten and we caught the conversation midstream. Paumgarten was talking about on-line dating and observed that one of the random indicators he had found of [Read More...]

“Oh, Wow!”

oh wow

Our grandson, Henry, has found his first words.  (Actually, he is working on others now as well.)  But the first ones were, “Oh, Wow!”  And they are almost always accompanied by a little hand pointing at something — the picture of sheer delight and wonder.  The experience of watching him respond to the world around [Read More...]

Wisdom is a Choice

Wisdom

Wisdom is not an accident.  It is not the peculiar endowment of a select few.  It can be discovered, accumulated, cultivated, and appropriated.  But you need to care.  You need to pay attention. It is a choice. Wisdom requires awareness, devotion, effort, and focus.  You cannot age into wisdom, run into wisdom, or borrow it.  [Read More...]

Rob Bell, Love Wins, and the End

Lovewins

If you are reading this, we are (mostly) all still here and the end is not yet.  May 21, 2011 has come and gone and here we are.  So, perhaps it’s time to ask what “the end” is all about. Obviously, for some it’s about getting the date right.  Deciding whose left behind, caught by [Read More...]